When you saw Olly yesterday you know he still has loads to give.
I make it a rule that you should never go back for players. This pre season I have said no point in wasting money on older players, every player should be younger. However there is always an exception to the rule eh ?
That exception is indeed Olof Mellberg. He is a player I think I can say LOVED by every single Villa fan who reads this. We are short in central defence and he would cost us nothing, wages would be no problem on a short term contract. We also know he loves it here. He only left because 1) Juve wanted him and 2) he wanted to test himself. Not a SINGLE fan blamed him for that and imagine the reception if he came back to us.
I want us to buy younger players but the respect, experience and quality Olof would bring us would be immense to the team and I also believe so helpful to Paul Lambert in the dressing room, a natural leader. Of course he would not start every game but just to have him around the squad, on the bench ready to help out.
Of course Paul Lambert will have his own ideas, I can not tell who to buy but with money relatively tight and wages tight this is a deal I think dead easy to make. I will leave this with a quote.
I could never think about playing for Birmingham City. That’s not an option. I made up my mind during the games at their stadium. The atmosphere between the players was not brilliant and I’ve just got the feeling that I don’t like Birmingham City at all.