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Villa, Liverpool & Chelsea: Pot, Kettle, Black?

Villa, Liverpool & Chelsea: Pot, Kettle, Black?

Tom CTID sent Vital Manchester City the following.

So we lose Shay Given to injury and realise we have no adequate goalkeepers left. Reasonably we ask the FA if we can bring another keeper in on an emergency loan to cover (if we can't have Joe Hart back). After all everybody knows that a goalkeeper is a specialist position and the rules state that they can be traded outside the normal transfer window subject to FA approval.

At such a critical time in the season our nearest rivals, allegedly, have kicked up a fuss about us going down this path, but I suggest that they tread carefully.

Aston Villa

Aston Villa fans, cast your mind back to 2006. Do I recall a similar situation where your then first choice goalkeepers Thomas Sorensen and Stuart Taylor were both injured and you took advantage of the rules and brought in Crystal Palace goalkeeper Gabor Kiraly? I think you did.

To be specific, he made his debut in a 1-0 defeat against Bolton at Villa Park on 16th December, appeared a further four times and his last match was in an FA Cup third round 2-1 defeat to Man Utd on 7th of January where his last minute error gifting them the win. He returned to Crystal Palace on the 12th of January 2007. So you can't complain.


Before Liverpool fans can argue they too must cast their minds back to the 2004 season where once again injury struck the goalkeeping department. It was Jerzy Dudek and Chris Kirkland this time so once again they took advantage of the rules and drafted in Paul Jones from Southampton who made two appearances before leaving to join Wolves.


Chelsea too was hit with this problem in 2008 when Petr Cech and Carlo Cudicini were both injured. They signed up Magnus Hedman and I don't recall Man Utd or Arsenal kick up a fuss. So if Villa or Liverpool do try and appeal against us signing a goalkeeper cast your minds back and remember, fair's fair.

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Writer:Tom CTID
Date:Tuesday April 27 2010
Time: 8:01PM


Cheating b'stards......cheating, lying, creeps. Rule breakers, manipulators. One rule for one and another set for every one else eh? I'm starting to warm again to United. W@NKERS!!!!! Fcking Arab sheiks just buying up whatever they want. This is repulsive corruption.
Tony Rocky Horror
27/04/2010 20:12:00
Think it's mainly the spurs who are *****ting themselves, especially at the thought of Joe Hart returning for the final three matches of the season. With 4th place at stake as well as Joe Harts WC chances he certainly won't be letting his concentration slip! Unless we do get Hart back (which is unlikely) it is more than likely that we are going to sign a keeper as BACK UP to Nielsen, not vice versa. Still, nice to see everyone getting their knickerss in a twist over the issue and accusing us of "Brown enveloping" the FA. LMFAO
27/04/2010 20:12:00
fecking Man Cit£y. Man United all the fecking way!!!!! As Keegan once said "I'LL LOVE IT IF WE BEAT THEM, JUST LOVE IT!!!!!!!!"
Tony Rocky Horror
27/04/2010 20:18:00
Tony - have you forgotten to take your meds again?
27/04/2010 20:26:00
TomCTID - some top research there mate. Nice one.
27/04/2010 20:27:00
I have to agree Bluedub. Tom has produced another cracker - well done mate.
27/04/2010 20:32:00
I have not seen any Liverpool fan or forum arguing that you shouldn't be allowed to sign a keeper, the only fans that seem to be making it an issue are the spurs.
27/04/2010 20:42:00
Tony Rocky Horror, I bet you say that to all the guys. (Swoon!!) I bet you got you a real pretty mouth there boy, now you gonna pray and you better pray real good....squeal!
27/04/2010 20:44:00
TRH the fullo moon must be effecting you. Manure all the way? Eurrgh!
27/04/2010 20:45:00
We did sign Hedman but he never made an appearance for us, whereas your loaner will be a first teamer!
27/04/2010 20:52:00
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