July 14th, 2014 by Liam
Alan Hutton’s first season at Aston Villa has been underwhelming as he managed on making consistent performances during his debut season with the English club but he was plagued with criticism after performing in a derby match against West Bromwich and a horrendous tackle to Shane Long forced the Irish striker on having to be out injured for 6 weeks and during Aston Villa’s match against Arsenal, Hutton received a red card which added more doubts and pressure towards Aston Villa as if they had made a correct decision in signing Alan Hutton as he has not been able to perform with the Premier League club ever since.
When the season was over Hutton was left out of the list of players that were chosen to represent Aston Villa in their pre-season schedule which included a tour to the United States with matches against teams in the MLS.
Since then, Hutton has been transferred out loan deals to Nottingham Forest and the Spanish side Mallorca on loan deals but now that all of those temporary contracts have been over, Alan Hutton has returned to Aston Villa but rumors are beginning to spark linking West Bromwich Albion with the 29 year old Scottish defender.
The head coach of West Bromwich Albion Alan Irvine is reinforcing the defensive and midfield department of his squad as he has already signed Craig Gardner and Chris Baird in this transfer window and now he is setting his sights on Alan Hutton who is playing an important role with his current club Aston Villa and might be a simple target to secure.
Aston Villa meanwhile is being linked with Ashley Young who only managed on making 20 league appearances with his current club, Manchester United and a return to his former club Aston Villa can give his career a boost which has taken a significant dip ever since he was transferred to Old Trafford as he is mostly just being used as a substitute player.
May 23rd, 2014 by admin
Some time ago Darren Bent, Alan Hutton and a number of other players in the club were going to be offloaded and sold in order to reduce the wage bill of Aston Villa but Paul Lambert revealed some of the details and plans about what he is going to do in the next few months concerning his players.
With the summer transfer window just about to start, Paul Lambert has revealed that he intends to shut down and reject and offers that he receives for his ‘’star players’’.
‘’I can say they’re not going anywhere. I’ll still have the final say on who came and who went. I’d imagine I’d still have all that on my side. I wouldn’t imagine anyone will leave without my permission. I think that’s fair to say.” Lambert said.
A few days ago, the owner of the Premier League club Randy Lerner placed Aston Villa up for sale and Paul Lambert is well aware that his position in the club is at risk if a new owner arrives and decides to replace Lambert with another coach but Lambert revealed that even if it does happen, he does not have any regrets about what he has done and accomplished with Aston Villa.
“Any regrets? No, not at all. If it all ended tomorrow I would take away an unbelievable experience because it’s a brilliant club. The pressure on it is big, no two ways about it. But there’s always something good that will come out of something like this. So I don’t have any regrets.” Lambert added on.
Darren Bent did not play a single match with Aston Villa in this recently concluded season as he was being featured with Fulham completing a loan deal which has already expired and the English attacker is going to make his way back to Aston Villa as Paul Lambert stated that he isn’t for sale along with Alan Hutton.
February 7th, 2014 by admin
QPR midfielder Joey Barton has refused to confirm whether he will remain at the club next season. The midfielder still has two years left on his contract, but QPR will be unable to sustain his wages for much longer. He is one of their highest earning players, while the player himself has said on several occasions that he does not belong in the Championship. Even though it appears that Rangers may be promoted automatically, Barton was not ready to commit his future to the club at this stage in the season.
The midfielder spent the last season on loan at French club Marseille and there have been suggestions that he may be willing to go back for a second spell.
The 31-year-old will find it difficult to find clubs that are willing to take him partly because of his chequered history with regard to discipline. He is also known to be a man of opinions, which have led to strained relationships with several clubs and players belonging to other clubs. However, he has been an important part of the QPR team that has managed to keep itself in the hunt for promotion spots even after 10 matches in the season.
“I still believe that I am a Premier League player. I am part of a club that got relegated. I wasn’t here to be part of that. But I have a contract and I am here to get the club back in the Premier League. Beyond that is getting too far ahead of ourselves. Is it a good thing that I didn’t go to France? Not really, no – I had an offer on the table from Marseille,” said Barton.
The club are currently third in the table with only goal difference separating them from the top. Barton has two goals in 15 matches this season.