Marloan Harewood heading for Toon.

Posted on September 24th, 2009 | 5 Comments |

Naked ambition
Naked ambition
The official Aston Villa site has confirmed that Martin O’Neill has agreed the 3-month loan of Marlon Harewood to Newcastle United. The rumours have been rife for weeks now but the speculation ends with the forward joining us at a critical point when our threadbare squad is already being stretched to capacity with a handful of injuries. The official Newcastle site is yet to make an announcement but it seems apparent the deal has or at least will go through in time for the weekend.

The jury appears to be out for Harewood, though I guess all loanees are always scrutinised for the very fact they’re carrying that status, the question being, why are they being loaned out? O’Neill has already gone on record to say Marlon can hopefully get some games under his belt and gain some much-needed fitness. Unfortunately, we really need players who are just about there and ready to hit the ground running so hopefully he’s not too far away and Hughton will welcome him into the squad for Saturday’s televised game at Ipswich.

I guess we’ll see about his fitness and also what he has to offer in terms of an additional goal threat because we are undoubtedly going to need him in the very near future. Here’s hoping he can make an immediate impact.

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5 Responses

  1. My wife, who’s an Aston Stinky supporter, isn’t a huge fan of Harewood but she thinks he’s good enough to be a threat in the Championship. And who am I to argue with her?

  2. Last year if you offered me Harewood or Ameobi, I would have picked Harewood. I expect Harewood to better than Ameobi in this division.

  3. Villa fan here; I think Harewood will do well for you, all he needed was a run of games and I think he would have done well at the Villa, he’s riduculousley strong and changed many a game off the bench in his first season at Villa, I don’t think he ever started more than 1 or 2 games for Villa so he never had a fair chance!