Bent the Villan

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Villa seal deal for record signing Bent
Aston Villa are delighted to confirm that Darren Bent will be unveiled today as the club's record signing, having agreed a four-and-a-half year deal to June 2015.

The 26-year-old England striker completed a medical before the formalities of the signing today and will be available for the Barclays Premier League game against Manchester City on Saturday, January 22 at Villa Park.


I think we'll see the best of DBent again. I'm assuming that we're going to see a 4-2-3-1 from Villa as such:


Walker Collins Dunne/Cuellar Clark/new left-back

Petrov Makoun

Downing Young Albrighton


That attacking three midfield can all cross the ball and swap positions. And all of them can feed DBent, who has always been most dangerous as a lone striker. All he needs to do is play off the center back and look to get in behind and take the chances that will surely come.

Neither Carew nor Heskey were mobile enough to play this role. Agbonlahor is fast, but he isn't big enough. In DBent, I think Villa have the right player for the position. And with a double match week (albeit with one match against Manchester City), this is looking like a great move for Villa, Bent, and fantasy football managers.


  1. Anonymous12:44 PM

    It's gonna come down to either him or the Berba for me. Part of me wishes this hadn't happened so I wouldn't have this decision to make because I have a feeling about the Berba for the double. He's an all or nothing player and I think he's going to be all in at least one of those matches with a brace.

  2. Anonymous1:06 PM

    Bent over Dzeko for this week?

  3. Anonymous1:10 PM

    Definitely Bent over Dzeko. 2 games beats 1

  4. Anonymous1:17 PM

    Bent over Dzeko without a doubt

  5. @Anon; "I have a feeling about the Berba for the double."

    It's a pretty well-kept secret he bashes on the shite teams...hence my placement in the front w/ Rooney and Capt. Caveman.

  6. ...and Count Flopula with my armband...

    I'll also be sporting a Voodoo doll fashioned like the young Chicharito...wishing him bad fortune.

  7. Anonymous4:03 PM

    @Sean I'm leaning toward the Berba and the Smooth Criminal (Nani, are you ok?). Rooney-toon has flopped for me too many times in the past to trust him.

  8. richard_pitts_20004:41 PM

    Anon, he certainly didn't flop with that tart anyway!!(boom-boom :D)Unlike her he's never done it for me so I'm going to go with Berbs and stop this post before I turn into Frankie Howard...