So Stephen Ireland has settled for 1 million pounds and will be bringing his Superman Y-Fronts and his fish tank to Birmingham, joining the likes of Dunne, Staunton and McGrath as Irish players who've moved onto Aston Villa after playing for more glamorous clubs.
If he had the courage of Craig Bellamy, he'd have angled for a move to Cobh Ramblers.
Here he is saying goodbye to Vincent Kompany. Any emotion was negated by Stephen Ireland's desperate-looking jeans. They look like something out of Randy 'Macho Man' Savage's wardrobe. Get a grip, man.