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Tortoise Toon slow off the mark but might catch the Harewood eventually.

Posted on September 3rd, 2009 | 61 Comments |

'Alf', apparently
'Alf', apparently
According to The Mirror, we’re going to sign Marlon Harewood on loan from Villa next week.

It was rumoured that Harewood was a target for us on transfer-window-close-day but the signing failed to materialise.

Apparently he was also a target for Hull (who isn’t?) but they failed to bag the striker too, and now it seems Hughton is keen to snap him up as an ’emergency’ loan.

Harewood started his career with Forest, scoring 55 goals in 196 appearances and then he moved to West Ham in 2003 for a fee of £500,000 where he scored 47 goals in 142 games.

In July 2007 he was transferred to Villa for a reputed £4m fee but he failed to secure regular starts and O’Neill used him mainly as a ‘super sub’. He scored 5 goals in 29 appearances for Villa before being loaned out to Wolves in March 2009 until the end of the season.

Harewood is recovering from a foot injury but is believed to be close to fitness now.

Apparently his nickname is ‘Alf’.

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61 Responses

  1. marlon has proved he can do a job at this level,so i would say get him in.
    i have read views on marlon on other blogs,who are completley slating the lad.some of these people make me laugh,they still seem to think you have clout when you go down.they still mention silly unrealistic signings,and have the temerity to belittle players like harewood.
    people need to wake up,and realise that horses for courses are required in the fizzy.marlon harewood fits this bill ffs,okay he maybe not prem quality,but at this level is as good as anything else.

  2. Im a Villa fan and can say although marlon hasn’t been prolific for us, you won’t get a more loyal and enthusiastic player, who is always happy to do his part and won’t moan when he is on the bench. you could do much worse and it would be good to see him get some regular playing time. all the best to him if he moves, he’ll be welcomed back to Villa park next year if your back up which Im sure you will be!

  3. Hugh – that headline fairly rolls off the tongue!

    Get ‘im signed I say. He’ll definitely do a job and is an extra body we need.

  4. Harewood is very well liked at Villa because he always gives 100% for the cause.
    But he’s no Prem player.
    It’s also worth noting that he did nothing at Wolves, even though that was a promotion winning team.
    Good luck to him though and I hope he does a job for you.

  5. Mi mate is a big Villa fan, and he cringes every time big Marlon comes on – triggering sniggers all-round. However, I’d say snap him up (on loan) for us ASAP, beggars can’t be choosers and he’ll be good back-up in this league.

    BTW, reading through comments on ‘the other side’, I was quite encouraged by the bloggers calling for my release :)
    Thanks lads, I know who you are. I’m also pretty damn certain who got me banned, they couldn’t have made it more obvious.

    Nee worries though. My ISP uses dynamic IPs. HA! So I’ll be back under another guise soon. Tata for now!

  6. aye rod i have a good idea as well and by the way ed blocked my comments late last night and this morning so i emailed him to ask why and he sed he thought i was you with me sending him an email yesterday moaning aboot him banning you lol but back on now hes gone right doon in my estimatoin m8

  7. alreet Bats, yeah I’d have thought I might have got a yellow card first, rather than a straight red, considering I’ve been talking the same talk for about a year now. Apparently not. As I said, I’ll be back on soon once the dust has settled, you’ll be able to recognise me, as will the other more clued-up posters. Keep it under your hat though, don’t want the whingers running to mummy again to drag on ‘er apron. The less times I’m banned the better, and I’m sure once Ed or my apparent enemas (sorry, enemies) recognise me I’ll be temporarily off again.

    …catch yer later mate.

  8. Rodzilla says:
    September 3, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    “As I said, I’ll be back on soon once the dust has settled, you’ll be able to recognise me, as will the other more clued-up posters.”

    It’ll be bloomin’ obvious once you hit the sauce again, Rod! :-)

  9. Rodz – I think i ended up getting everyone sticking up for you. I read it on here that you were banned and mentioned it in my 1st comment of yesterday on Ed’s blog i asked him to reconsider, then Komfort asked why you were banned so i posted a link to your comments here yesterday. Then everyone started commenting on how harmless/funny you were, i imagine it was quite emotional for you to read! :-)

  10. Tino, yeah mate, I read the whole thread last night from start to finish. Cheers for giving me some air-time! Yeah, it was quite heart-warming actually, and I was quite surprised at a few of the posts! Just for the record though, none of the pro-zillas were me, despite what one individual rather suspiciously surmised.

    Worky, yeah you’re right, that should be a dead giveaway :D
    I have taken it a bit far at times though, and will have to try extra hard now just to remain on a rolling boil, and keep the lid half on! I suppose I should get spotted pretty quick regardless, due to the tone of my posts.

    But whatever doesn’t kill you, just makes you stronger, eh!

  11. Rodz – It was obvious that the prozilla’s weren’t you, most of them were regular posters.

    It was quite funny reading some of the posts, one person said something like “i hardly ever come on here and this is only my 2nd post but Rodzilla is 1 of the best things about this site” Now that is pretty cool!

    Prozilla sounds like the latest diet pill or something!

  12. Toon_Factor says:
    September 3, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    “Who got Rod band?”

    Who knows? But I certainly don’t think that Ed Harrison was “inundated” with complaints about him. It was either one or two sourfaced prigs, or no-one at all.

  13. Rumours are that it was you Factor, Rodz is after you and he’s going to chop off the head of that stupid Dana international look a like you think is nice! :-)

  14. To be honest, i don’t think it was his late night postings. He made a joke about Calum Davenport and i think it was picked up by someone who didn’t like it. It was quite out of character for Rodz and i suppose with all the press about stabbings etc maybe Ed thought he had to take a tough stance.

  15. Tino, I’m fairly certain that was the catalyst. We all get these sick jokes texted to us by mates, but in hindsight I know it was a bad move posting it online. I just have a vivid imagination and like word-play. I never anticipated the consequences of that one though. Shoot me now.

    Right, deffo off now…….

  16. You’ll get back on eventually rods, I got banned when I was toontastic and just registred again a months later.

  17. TF, yeah, as I said earlier, I have a dynamic IP address which basically means it changes every 1 or 2 days. All should be cool.

    reet, DEFFO off now………

  18. aye rod well i reckon it was the dragonera and a dont give a shit what he thinks so read it and weep dragonera you snake so go on some 1 paste it and run along and post it on eds blog

  19. I left Ed’s blog ages ago. It used to be good but then he just let all the other fans who wind people up run free and ban people who got provoked by them. Then the thing that automatically directs you to other sites when you visit the site. Got sick of it all. This place is the one for me. :D

  20. Thanks batty, ESAMIM. Sorry if there aren’t too many ‘blogs at the moment, I’m working on the site and Bowburn’s gone into hibernation.

    The site’s getting quite a few visitors, but it would be great if we could have more comments! :-)

    batty, I don’t think that Dragonera would complain about Rod, even if you don’t agree with him on alot of things.

  21. aye ed,s blog is getting mad now,the last time i was on there some mad serbian bloke was wanting to burn down mike ashley,s house,with him in it.
    worky will remember him,he said if it happened at partizan they would go to his house and kill him.
    also everyday there is some wind up claiming to have inside info on the take over,it must be true though because wor donna says……

  22. lads everyone enjoying their football atm,i know it,s the fizzy,but at least it is a return to good honest footy.
    i have got to be honest,i,m fed up up with the corporate,souless crap that,s served up in the prem.
    let the likes of manure,francenal,chelski,form their own euro superleague and let us keep the rest.
    at least relegation shows you who your true fans are,all the keeganites,glory hunters,daytrippers have frigged off,now we are left with the hardcore support thank god for that.

  23. 33 workyticket says:
    September 3, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    Thanks batty, ESAMIM. Sorry if there aren’t too many ‘blogs at the moment, I’m working on the site and Bowburn’s gone into hibernation.

    The site’s getting quite a few visitors, but it would be great if we could have more comments!

    batty, I don’t think that Dragonera would complain about Rod, even if you don’t agree with him on alot of things.
    <<<< it was the comment he made abbot rod having several nicks that swayed it

  24. Aye Worky, some real classy numbers on there. I can spend hours on here too:
    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

    And, having spoken to ‘the suspect’ before I never thought they would stab me in the back, I had good conversations with this poster in the past. There were negative Rodzilla-related comments on the story yesterday by only one person, and they obviously had it in for me. Everyone else was either complimentary or nonchalant. I’m sure more than one person complained about me, but there remains one far more obvious suspect. Some of their further comments throughout the day to other bloggers, on other stories, made my skin crawl, to be honest.

    Anyway, all water under the bridge for me now. I don’t hold grudges against people; I’m far too “grown up” for that. Some people just need to lighten up and see the world for what it really is.

    TROJAN 69, I hear what you’re saying @34. I WAS quite happy to just kick back and let the loons get on with it though. It attracts a lot of very different characters, which add to ITS character as a blog. I’ll just flit between the two and carry on amusing/offending people at will.

    …and @35, yeah mate, it’s weird actually winning games though eh? If we can pi55 this league we’ll be brimming with confidence when we’re back up; and hopefully someone will be prepared to invest in the squad by then too!

    …back later.

  25. Dragonera // Sep 2, 2009 at 4:30 PM

    Tino asprilla

    You couldn’t have revealed yourself as Rodzilla in a more obvious fashion. Grow up.
    <<< this is 1 of the reasons why m8 its obvious he dusent like rod

  26. Rodzilla says:
    September 3, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    “Aye Worky, some real classy numbers on there. I can spend hours on here too:
    http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page

    Rod, one of my favourites used to be “Disturbing Search Requests”, but it doesn’t seem to be online ATM. Maybe later…

    http://www.disturbingsearchrequests.com/

    ps

    “There were negative Rodzilla-related comments on the story yesterday by only one person, and they obviously had it in for me.”

    Where’s that Rod? I’ll have to check it oot!

  27. worky – surely for ‘disturbingsearchreaquests’ – you can just look at the site admin on nufcblog.org. Makes for interesting read…..

  28. bowburnmag says:
    September 3, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    “worky – surely for ‘disturbingsearchreaquests’ – you can just look at the site admin on nufcblog.org. Makes for interesting read…..”

    I always do, Bowburn.

    One of this less filthy ones from Disturbing Search Requests…

    “Lesbian Turkey couple being refused help, parents trying to violently separate them”

  29. worky – alright although haven’t done anywhere near as many miles as we’d done last year. Still not over 6 miles but then again I’ve had footy keeping me ticking over whereas my mate hasn’t. Should have been out tonight but someone made me feel guilty enough to sit in front of my PC……

    Might put another article up shortly if that’s ok?

    P.S.

    Got my ‘Just Call Me Bobby’ DVD by the way. Just opened it this second. Cheers pal and cheers summerof69 (great name by the way!!)

  30. bowburnmag says:
    September 3, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    “worky – alright although haven’t done anywhere near as many miles as we’d done last year. Still not over 6 miles but then again”

    Bowburn, I meant the fundraising, but I’ve had a look at that now. It needs a boost!

    “summerof69 (great name by the way!!)”

    It sounds like a film about lesbians to me like.

  31. Sounds like a GREAT film. Aye, it does need some pep on the fundraising. There’s an event at my mate’s coffee house this weekend and looks like I should get a windfall from that to put towards it.

  32. Wonder if I got banned if anyone would be sad lol.

    Just posted on the other – the night Rod got banned he made many posts about nothing when drunk – I think he was even talking to himself at one point – maybe the folks who Ed has arrangements with flagged his site up as “unusual posting and revenue payouts”

    Certainly the blog has lately used very misleading and sensationalist “Edlines” garnered at getting more hits, Ed had claimed he wanted to do less – when he is posting like an Uzi-Blogger.

    Maybe Rod just threatened his revenue deal.

    I couldnt see anyone complaining and Dragonera imo would never do it – very rational sort – if he had a problem he would just say outright – think Ed might have shot himself in the foot.

  33. stardust if you got banned for nowt yes i would complain and a think your right he has shot himself in the foot

  34. Think Isaac is Rod he is on there now lol – with the Surname Hunt! He is doing a Rambo and off to the woods inviting Ed to find him lol.

  35. Did you see the last joke he made – it was a bad taste joke – I think Rod posted it to see if Isaac gets banned – he is ruling out reasons for his banning – very clever.

  36. Too many conspiracy theories floating around on here! But thanks for the heeds up!

    Isaac Hunt is not me! kinel, schizofandango-mania. I’ve always got on well with Isaac Hunt, mainly coz he sees things from a different perspective, and he’s on the ball and up for a laugh. Although some of his posts are “micey”, we’re just on a similar level. That’s it.

    We’ve both been suspicious of each other of late, and it’s a shame that quite a lot of users have, due to the ‘ID theft’ problems; but I can assure you all, hand on heart – apart from the odd nonsensical droid sounds, Rodzilla was my only ever used username.

    Rodzilla is unconscious. Bring on the ‘special’ robots!

    Poot-poot

  37. ….and Stardust, on the Dragonera front, I too thought he was cool. But since my ban, was quite peturbed by his comments towards those in support of my persona. One thing is certain, at least one mistake was made here. People who know me, know I’m not an axe murderer, and appreciate my company. I’ve let it lie now anyway. Back to reality, as it were…

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