Cheer up Villa fans, Titus Bramble isn’t that bad

Ollie Irish

2nd, July 2009


The terrible rumour that Villa fans awoke to this morning claimed that Martin O’Neill is about to sign Titus Bramble. Reports in today’s Daily Star say that O’Neill will offer Wigan Athletic around £3.5m, plus teenage midfielder Barry Bannan for the much-maligned centre-back.
As you might expect, plenty of Villa fans are not best pleased with this rumour. A sample of comments on the The Villa Blog:

“Titus Bramble. FFS. This is a piss take surely.”
“The players we are being linked with so far are still way below what is required. Bramble is useless and this must be a joke.”
“Whilst Bramble did put in some very good performances last season, he also put some very bad ones in. I’d prefer any of our current defenders in the team over Bramble.”
“Bramble – just a bulkier Zat Knight in my eyes. One great game, one shocker, then three average games in succession.”
“If we sign Tightarse Bramble I’ll start supporting Kidderminster Harriers.”

You get the gist.
A couple of things:
1) It’s the Daily Star. So there’s a decent chance it’s pure bullshit.
2) Bramble is not that bad. He’s not great, but he’s decent enough. He had some great games for Wigan last season, and if anyone can get the best from him, it’s MoN.

Posted in Aston Villa, Transfers & Rumours, Wigan Athletic

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  1. K4AVFC says:

    Cheer up dickhead because the link has been denied.

  2. Dan says:

    I wish some fans wouldn’t make up their mind totally on what they read in the papers. Bramble won every player of the year award last season, and was a hell of a lot better than another alleged Villa target – Paul Scharner. Thanks to Bruce’s work with him, he has ironed out those mistakes that made him so notorious – ask any Wigan fan and they’ll tell you from 2 years watching him, I doubt he’s made more than two or three mistakes. Certainly, this year there has only been one goal (at home to West Brom) that could be laid at his door. If I still haven’t convinced you, then watch a video of Wigan’s two games against Chelsea – I would doubt that any other centre back in the league could accomodate Didier Drogba as easily as Bramble did at the Bridge.

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