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David Beckham: From Hero to Zero

Started on 9 February 2013 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 7 October 2014 by Mr.O
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Aside from a similar title to your QPR story, you've gone with getting Doria as well, eh? :P

Hope that the bald Brazilian boy bolsters your bloody backline.
Very nice improvements, the results are going better :)

Good luck, I'm sure you will do good.
You have managed to come up with the goods with those two signings Glenn. Always enjoy reading this story (when I manage to get round to it). Keep it up Glenny boy!!
Thank you for all the nice comments.

Beckham's Clearout

Aston Villa have confirmed that both Richard Dunne and Illsinho have left the club to West Ham and Huddersfield respectively.

Illsinho leaves the club after just six months of being a Villa player, where he only made 1 league appearance for the Villans. The Brazilian winger leaves for Championship side Huddersfield for just 2.5 million, with Aston Villa making a 2 million loss after purchasing the player for 4.6 million from Shakhtar in the summer. He has flopped and manager David Beckham has wasted no time in clearing him out.

Dunne has been a rock in the center of defense for Villa and has contributed much to the club in his three and a half years at Villa Park. However, Beckham has decided not to offer the Irish veteran a new contract, and he has instead been shipped out to West Ham for 1 million before his contract expires in the summer.

"Unfortunately, they are not in my plans anymore so I decided to sell them," was Beckham's simple reply when quizzed on his business.

Filé's Injury Report: Ron Vlaar

I sat in my office, with my feet on my desk. I hear a knock on the door and quickly remove my feet from the desk. Once I'm done, I yell to come in. In steps Filé, my Head Physio from Brazil, and my assistant manager Ricky Sbragia.

David Beckham: Good morning, gentlemen.

Ricky Sbragia: Good morning, David.

Filé: Ahm, hallo.

RS: As you know, David, I was in charge of training today. Well, Craig Gardner got Ron Vlaar injured in training.

DB: That's bad. How's it, Filé?

Filé: Ron out dois meses, sir.

DB: Uh, what?

Filé: Sorry, sorry! English, I am not good.

RS: Filé means two months, David. Ron will be out for two months.

DB: Oh, that's alright.

RS: Alright?

DB: Did you say two months?

Filé: Yes sir. Dois meses.

I turn to the window and scream in frustration.

The Return of Warnock

I read the file Ricky had submitted to me. Stephen Warnock, English left-back, had been deemed surplus to requirements by the previous manager and farmed on loan to Bolton. He has returned and with the squad registration list for the Premier League now open, I am confident of keeping him in my plans. The question is - will he still want to play for Aston Villa?

David Beckham: Good afternoon, Stephen.

Stephen Warnock: I can't believe it, I'm talking to David Beckham. I've always admired you mate. Can I get your autograph? A jersey?

David Beckham: Um, please call me David.

Stephen Warnock: Alright, David.

Reluctantly, I sign one of his training kits. Then I get down to business.

David Beckham: You are a great player and I think you have what it takes to be in my plans for Aston Villa. I called you down here to ask if you want to continue playing for Aston Villa. Your contract expires in the summer and I am keen to renew it, however, it is all down to you because you will be more of a rotation option than a first-choice player. What do you think?

Stephen seems reluctant to discuss this.

David Beckham: I really need an answer.

Stephen Warnock: I really want to play for Villa, boss. But I am not so sure I want to be simply a rotation option. I am good enough.

David Beckham: Joe Bennett is already developing into a brilliant player. I am sorry, but we can't offer you a first-team place. Can you settle for rotation?

Stephen Warnock: Look, boss, I need to think about it before I make the decision. My career is coming to an end soon, so I want to enjoy the rest of it and not be hasty. You understand, right?

David Beckham: Of course I do. You have two weeks to think about what I said. Meanwhile, would you like to be back in the squad?

Stephen Warnock: Definitely, boss.

David Beckham: Alright, then you will receive number 3 for the season.

Stephen Warnock: Right, boss.

He leaves the office, looking pleased.
Warnock is a pretty good player, will be interesting to see how he does now :)

Warnock's Hesitation

There is a knock on the door and I yell to come in. In steps Stephen Warnock.

Stephen Warnock: Morning boss.

David Beckham: Hello, Stephen. You have been playing very well in your first few matches back as a Villa player. Keep it up.

Stephen Warnock: Thanks, boss. I just wanted to talk to you about my decision about the contract.

David Beckham: About time. So, what is it?

Stephen looks hesitant.

Stephen Warnock: I still can't decide. I'm sorry. Can you give me until the end of the season?

David Beckham: But if you decide not to sign, we will be losing you on a free.

Stephen Warnock: Yes, I know, and I apologize for that.

I sigh.

David Beckham: Alright, you have until the end of the season to decide on your choice.

Stephen Warnock: Thank you, boss, you are one of the best gaffers around.

I smile at the compliment as Stephen steps out of my office and returns to training with his signed training kit.

January: A Mixture of Form

Aside from a rather embarrassing FA Cup 4-1 kickout by League 1 side Preston and an unneeded 5-2 thrashing by league favorites Manchester City, Aston Villa are showing signs of rapid improvement, but Villa fans will need more appeasing with the team still at 15th in the Premier League table.

Fulham 1 - 4 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 1 - 2 Liverpool

Arsenal 3 - 1 Aston Villa

Aston Villa 5 - 0 Newcastle
C. Gardner
C. Gardner

Man City 5 - 2 Aston Villa

FA Cup Third Round
Grimsby 1 - 4 Aston Villa
G. Gardner
C. Gardner

Preston 4 - 1 Aston Villa

It was also a good month for the Aston Villa players, with Darren Bent and Nathan Baker getting within the top three for the monthly Premier League awards.

Bent has come runner-up in the Player of the Month with his consistency and goal-scoring prowess for the month.

Young defender Baker has also gotten himself as third on Young Player of the Month, after being called in to assist Ciaran Clark in defense after the injury of captain Ron Vlaar and the absence of new signing Doria for international duty.
arartaagh 100th post... great story yayda yada yada, anyway great story enjoying it, dont get fired this time :P
2013-02-23 23:31#82317 DarKillerChris : arartaagh 100th post... great story yayda yada yada, anyway great story enjoying it, dont get fired this time :P

Thanks mate :)
Picking up yourself from a lousy start! Keep them going!
2013-02-23 23:33#82319 PaukerJ : Picking up yourself from a lousy start! Keep them going!

Thank you Jeremy :)

January Transfers 2012/13

Not a very busy transfer window for Beckham - but Aston Villa still managed to get a couple of deals in.


Richard Dunne - West Ham, 1 million

Illsinho - Huddersfield, 2.5 million

Benjamin Siegrist - Watford, Loan

Alan Hutton - Fulham, Loan


Andrew Black - Hibernian, 325k

Doria - Botafogo, 525k

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