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Since there's bugger all else going on...

Who's in the phantom Villa squad? Those legends of transfer windows of old, whose names appeared alleging Villa interest in trash article after clickbait bollocks, the rarefied few of which managed to take up permanent residence in a special basement...

There's 2 that are basically locks for me. Wesley Sneijder and Miguel. Sneijder was seemingly a fraction from happening for an entire summer it felt like, but deep down you knew it was absolute horseshit. And Miguel got linked to us every single window for about 3 years. His agent must have loved us. Such an odd link too...

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...Rashica? :trollface:

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3 minutes ago, Chindie said:

Since there's bugger all else going on...

Who's in the phantom Villa squad? Those legends of transfer windows of old, whose names appeared alleging Villa interest in trash article after clickbait bollocks, the rarefied few of which managed to take up permanent residence in a special basement...

There's 2 that are basically locks for me. Wesley Sneijder and Miguel. Sneijder was seemingly a fraction from happening for an entire summer it felt like, but deep down you knew it was absolute horseshit. And Miguel got linked to us every single window for about 3 years. His agent must have loved us. Such an odd link too...

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...Rashica? :trollface:

Jermaine Defoe. For about 20 windows. 

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Hans Krankl, After the 1978 World Cup he was set to sign for us according to the tabloids for a fee of £400,000 He signed for Barcelona instead and went on and scored 34 goals in 46 games in his first season winning the equivalent of the golden boat back then

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Haim Revivo from Celta Riga

Jose Bosingwa, before Chelsea bought him. 

When we were linked with Sneijder, we were also linked with some of the Dutch youth world cup winning team I think? Drenthe and Babel come to mind

Going back some years, Steve Bull was linked every summer for a few years. 

Juninho - think he spoke to Villa but the move broke down over personal terms

Abebayor - As soon as Sherwood came, he was linked and think he met us as well. 

Other names - Belhanda, Hoolahan and Kiyotake

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Christian vieri after we played Atletico in the UEFA cup, pretty sure Gregory said he was close but Doug wouldn't pay up

Gilberto after the 2002 world cup, ended up going to arsenal and we got mark kinsella instead

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GK: Charles Itandje

RB: Cafu

CB: David Unsworth :trollface:

CB: Robert Huth

LB: Roberto Carlos

RM: Laurent Robert

CM: Frank Lampard

CM: Juninho

LW: Wesley Sneijder

ST: Benni McArthy

ST: Freddie Kanoute


Pretty decent team! 

 

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4 minutes ago, Rds1983 said:

Would Roberto Carlos count? Can't remember if he was linked at the time or if that was something that came out much later. 

Was putting him in my Phantom XI as you posted this!

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