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Title: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 11:24:53 AM
Well i'm wondering how people are with former villa players still currently playing either in english leagues or elsewhere . Find it quite interesting how players careers once they have moved on from villa.

I mean whilst I was watching Bolton V Man City I noted there were a few Ex villa players involved. Cahill Knight Reo-Coker Milner and  Barry.
Barry scored a cracker  :o

I noticed too West Brom @ Chelsea  how Shorey was looking rather inept defensively messing up for both goals

BRAD FRIEDEL - be interested to see if Brad plays tonight for spurs against Man Utd  this eve. And also in this game if ASHLEY YOUNG wil continue to assit. I notice he seems to be staying on his feet a little more

Another Man U Villa link Djemba Djemba - these days a main player for OB Odense hoping to get past Villareal in champions league qualifying this week
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 22, 2011, 11:30:00 AM
What ever happened to the great messiah that was Matty Berson?

Must go down in the Ivo Stas list of Villa greats
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: noodles_ on August 22, 2011, 11:33:09 AM
I always tried to check up on Juve when Mellberg was there. Think he's at Olympiacos now? Dwight Yorke did ok when he left us too. Which i was quite happy about because he was my favourite player growing up.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: London Villan on August 22, 2011, 11:34:01 AM
Didn't the Legend score a late equaliser for Forest vs Leicester too.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PONGO49 on August 22, 2011, 11:34:10 AM
any news on bosko babalon
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 11:37:42 AM
Mathieu Berson most recently played for Toulouse FC...

Harry forrester now @Brentford (rather than Ajax) wasnt involved on sat in 5-0 win.

Just one sub app so far 
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 11:40:50 AM
any news on bosko babalon

well according to below he was playing geek super league

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo%C5%A1ko_Balaban

maybe retired .. looks quite heavyweight in that pic
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Matthius on August 22, 2011, 11:45:08 AM
Lee Hendrie playing for Bandung in indonesia. Im sure i heard somewhere that this was an illegal league as well.?

Matthius
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PONGO49 on August 22, 2011, 11:50:36 AM
Juan Pablo can't hit a barn door is the MLS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Pablo_%C3%81ngel
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 12:00:12 PM
So the magazine four four two  does a 'boys a bit special' article interviewing those promsing upcoming players who will one day be world beaters and legend in own rite

A few years ago 'ozzy' Osbourne  was being touted as the new vieira

well he got released and is with SPL side hibs under ex villa player calderwood

a snippet of what ozzy said back in the day

In five years’ time
I’ll be flying high at Villa and hopefully knocking on the door of the England team


Well hes still only 23 so you never now isiah !
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 12:07:12 PM
Juan Pablo can't hit a barn door is the MLS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juan_Pablo_%C3%81ngel

JPA was on fire with NYB back in the day
LA Galaxy not so

Howvere as a kinda roving attacker i think JPA will be fine with Chivas  scored on debut for Chivas in 2-2
he ll do a great job for the goats !

Check it out
"world class finish "

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 12:09:34 PM
Actually check out some of these players and how special they think they are Routledge for one is delusional

Who do you play like
"I couldn’t really say anyone, you know. There’s only one Wayne Routledge"

http://fourfourtwo.com/interviews/boysabitspecial/default.aspx


Whilst Gards claims he was always a villa boy
(from 2007)
Club supported as a boy
I come from a family of Villa fans, so there was only ever one club for me. When I signed my first contract at Villa Park, it was a fantastic moment.

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: garyshawsknee on August 22, 2011, 12:13:00 PM
Is that our Luke Moore at AFC Wimbledon ? Could be a warning to the Fonz if it is.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 12:16:30 PM
Is that our Luke Moore at AFC Wimbledon ? Could be a warning to the Fonz if it is.

Lukey Moore is EPL @swansea boyo
a benchwarmer mind you
prob score a hat trick carlin cup tie 2mrw @ shrews 33/1 for taht
5/1 first gs
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Clark W Griswold on August 22, 2011, 12:25:02 PM
Remember him. We all hoped he would be the new Roberto Baggio, but he fell slightly short...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fabio_Ferraresi
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Clark W Griswold on August 22, 2011, 12:28:23 PM
And this guy we all hoped was the second coming, but he failed also...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najwan_Ghrayib

EDIT: Not still playing, but managing so still involved.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: mal on August 22, 2011, 12:59:45 PM
I always tried to check up on Juve when Mellberg was there. Think he's at Olympiacos now? Dwight Yorke did ok when he left us too. Which i was quite happy about because he was my favourite player growing up.
50 apps 7 goals. Which compares well to 7 from 232 for us. Good old Olof
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: nico2708 on August 22, 2011, 02:34:44 PM
Julian Joachim has recently signed  for Boston United
(did you know that Joachim appeared in the  2000 film Hannibal)


Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 22, 2011, 03:18:03 PM
And this guy we all hoped was the second coming, but he failed also...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Najwan_Ghrayib

EDIT: Not still playing, but managing so still involved.

I didn't even realise he'd played for the first team! 5 times apparently.

Julian Joachim has recently signed  for Boston United
(did you know that Joachim appeared in the  2000 film Hannibal)




I didn't know JJ was in Hannibal. Does he easily out-pace Lecter but then ruin all his good work by making the wrong decision and getting eaten?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on August 22, 2011, 03:37:20 PM
Lee Hendrie playing for Bandung in indonesia. Im sure i heard somewhere that this was an illegal league as well.?

Matthius

He wasn't in Indonesia a few weeks back as he was in the beer garden of The Drum & Monkey in Dorridge.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: DeKuip on August 22, 2011, 04:59:32 PM
Kevin Poole is still with Burton - on the bench for them on Saturday at the age of 48!

I imagine he's the Football League's oldest registered player - and I remember watching him play for the Villa youth team... help!
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 22, 2011, 05:21:13 PM
I wonder what the African Pele is up to these days. He liked the LC games against lower league clubs.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: darren woolley on August 22, 2011, 06:06:06 PM
James Collins is at Shrewsbury.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: garyshawsknee on August 22, 2011, 06:10:40 PM
I wonder what the African Pele is up to these days. He liked the LC games against lower league clubs.

Remember reading this interesting piece anout him a couple of years ago.http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/feb/03/africannationscup2008.africannationscup1
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Rancid custard on August 22, 2011, 06:46:16 PM
I wonder what the African Pele is up to these days. He liked the LC games against lower league clubs.

Remember reading this interesting piece anout him a couple of years ago.http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/feb/03/africannationscup2008.africannationscup1

I myself am wondering what's happened to the Togolese Zidane, not my words but the words of that Gobshite Adebayor. Oh, and Curcic? where's he these days?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eric woolban woolban on August 22, 2011, 07:03:36 PM
Peter Enkleman is at St. Johnstone, giving away and then saving a penalty yesterday.

I heard Robert Olenik (sp) name on Soccer Saturday on Saturday. Think he was playing in League 2.

And as we;re on a goalkeeping theme here, I wonder what ever happened to Adam 'rabbit' Rachel?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 22, 2011, 07:06:35 PM
Adam Rachel was at Solihull Moors, on the bench, last season. I saw him in the clubhouse after they lost to then-Brian Little's Gainsborough Trinity.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 22, 2011, 07:08:25 PM
Actually, maybe a good challenge would be... what's the lowest division we can find a former Villa player in?

Can anyone beat Stefan Moore of St Neots Town in the United Counties League?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: taylorsworkrate on August 22, 2011, 07:09:50 PM
Is that our Luke Moore at AFC Wimbledon ? Could be a warning to the Fonz if it is.

Not as much of a warning as Stefan Moore, currently plying his trade at St Neots Town.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: taylorsworkrate on August 22, 2011, 07:12:04 PM
Its also a warning for all of the promising youngsters we have.

Stefan and Luke were big prospects.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 22, 2011, 07:13:42 PM
Is that our Luke Moore at AFC Wimbledon ? Could be a warning to the Fonz if it is.

Not as much of a warning as Stefan Moore, currently plying his trade at St Neots Town.

"Our" Luke Moore is at Swansea.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 22, 2011, 07:14:10 PM
Is that our Luke Moore at AFC Wimbledon ? Could be a warning to the Fonz if it is.

Not as much of a warning as Stefan Moore, currently plying his trade at St Neots Town.
You have to wonder why he's doing it.  It can't be for love of the game; if he loved it that much surely he'd have tried harder when he was at a top club.  Would he be semi-pro at that level?  I wonder what else he does.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 22, 2011, 07:15:36 PM
Halesowen were paying him ridiculous wages for that level, I imagine St Neots will be too. He won't be on £40,000-a-week, but I reckon he'll be full-time professional.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Macho Man Randy Savage on August 22, 2011, 07:16:01 PM
I saw Alan Wright playing for Cheltenham a couple of years ago. Not sure if he is still there though.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 22, 2011, 07:17:14 PM
He was at Fleetwood last season.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Dave on August 22, 2011, 07:22:56 PM
And has now retired.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 07:43:02 PM
Man u v Spurs

Brad in gk tonight for spurs v Man u
he'll show de gea how it s done
(and keep score  down for spurs)
2-1 utd
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: DeKuip on August 22, 2011, 08:08:41 PM
Actually, maybe a good challenge would be... what's the lowest division we can find a former Villa player in?

What division to the Villa Old Stars play in? They're always packed with ex-Villa men!


Having sat and watched five ex-Villa men start yesterday's Bolton-City game on Sky we've now got three in Utd-Spurs.
At least the future's bright for the Villa Old Stars manager.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: garyshawsknee on August 22, 2011, 08:15:14 PM
I wonder what the African Pele is up to these days. He liked the LC games against lower league clubs.

Remember reading this interesting piece anout him a couple of years ago.http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/feb/03/africannationscup2008.africannationscup1

I myself am wondering what's happened to the Togolese Zidane, not my words but the words of that Gobshite Adebayor. Oh, and Curcic? where's he these days?

And the Ecuadorian Beckham?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 09:45:28 PM
Man u v spurs
Think brad kept goal well
young was effective and linked up well
slots in utd team very nicelyMan u v spurs
Think brad kept goal well
young was effective and linked up well
slots in utd team very nicely
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 22, 2011, 10:05:21 PM
Man u v spurs
Think brad kept goal well
young was effective and linked up well
slots in utd team very nicelyMan u v spurs
Think brad kept goal well
young was effective and linked up well
slots in utd team very nicely

What's the tune?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 22, 2011, 11:45:32 PM
Actually, maybe a good challenge would be... what's the lowest division we can find a former Villa player in?

Can anyone beat Stefan Moore of St Neots Town in the United Counties League?

How about a player's brother? Charisma Agbonlahor plays for Aston in the Midland Combination division two - step eight of the pyramid.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 22, 2011, 11:50:32 PM
Charisma great name!
Does he have gabs pace?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: usav on August 23, 2011, 01:45:43 AM
Charisma great name!

For a girl.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Linus on August 23, 2011, 07:38:23 AM
Actually, maybe a good challenge would be... what's the lowest division we can find a former Villa player in?

Can anyone beat Stefan Moore of St Neots Town in the United Counties League?
How about a player's brother? Charisma Agbonlahor plays for Aston in the Midland Combination division two - step eight of the pyramid.
And also plays Gaelic football.

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: nico2708 on August 23, 2011, 06:17:35 PM
dunno if this one counts

Mark Walters

Walters joined Coventry Preparatory School as a Saturday morning football coach for the four- to 11 year–olds in February 2003; he then became a member of staff in January 2006, coaching years three to eight and is also head coach of the under-14s at Aston Villa's academy. Walters is also heavily involved with groups aiming to eliminate racism in football. Walters went back to school and obtained teaching qualifications. He is Head of Languages at Aston Villa's academy. His close friend Torben Piechnik teaches science.
 
Although now retired, Walters still plays in the Sky Sports masters football competitions for Rangers
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: hawkeye on August 23, 2011, 06:59:56 PM
Charisma great name!
Does he have gabs pace?
No Gaby got the pace his brother got Charisma
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eamonn on August 24, 2011, 02:03:41 AM
Actually, maybe a good challenge would be... what's the lowest division we can find a former Villa player in?

Can anyone beat Stefan Moore of St Neots Town in the United Counties League?
How about a player's brother? Charisma Agbonlahor plays for Aston in the Midland Combination division two - step eight of the pyramid.
And also plays Gaelic football.



Surely you jest.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: KevinGage on August 24, 2011, 02:39:52 AM
Possible, if he's an Erdington lad.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: KevinGage on August 24, 2011, 02:41:22 AM
I heard (and I don't know how true this is) that Spink turned out for one of the local Gaelic sides once.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on August 25, 2011, 01:20:14 PM
Actually, maybe a good challenge would be... what's the lowest division we can find a former Villa player in?

Can anyone beat Stefan Moore of St Neots Town in the United Counties League?

How about a player's brother? Charisma Agbonlahor plays for Aston in the Midland Combination division two - step eight of the pyramid.

I’m sure I heard it mentioned that he turned out a few times for Castle Vale Jaguars in the Sutton Premier division last season.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithe on August 25, 2011, 01:25:44 PM
Do you remember playing against Ricky Otto in the Sunday leagues?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on August 25, 2011, 01:51:58 PM
I'm pretty sure that Andy Marfell (the "Forest of Dean Figo"?) was playing in the Welsh League a few years ago.

I'm not sure where he is now

Here's a report from an U21 game between Villa and Wrexham in 2001  in which Andy played

http://www.redpassion.co.uk/oldsite/news/news0808.htm
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: The Man With A Stick on August 25, 2011, 03:10:31 PM
I'm pretty sure that Andy Marfell (the "Forest of Dean Figo"?) was playing in the Welsh League a few years ago.

I'm not sure where he is now

Here's a report from an U21 game between Villa and Wrexham in 2001  in which Andy played

http://www.redpassion.co.uk/oldsite/news/news0808.htm

Ah, Stephen Cooke.  Whatever happened to him?

Wikipedia - he's at Pelsall Villa.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 25, 2011, 04:41:49 PM
Actually, maybe a good challenge would be... what's the lowest division we can find a former Villa player in?

Can anyone beat Stefan Moore of St Neots Town in the United Counties League?

How about a player's brother? Charisma Agbonlahor plays for Aston in the Midland Combination division two - step eight of the pyramid.

I’m sure I heard it mentioned that he turned out a few times for Castle Vale Jaguars in the Sutton Premier division last season.

A lot of players playing in leagues like the Midland Combination and the West Midlands League also turn out for Sunday league clubs, I've known some who will play for a Birmingham AFA club on Saturday morning as well.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: tim on August 25, 2011, 05:27:24 PM
I'm pretty sure that Andy Marfell (the "Forest of Dean Figo"?) was playing in the Welsh League a few years ago.

I'm not sure where he is now

Here's a report from an U21 game between Villa and Wrexham in 2001  in which Andy played

http://www.redpassion.co.uk/oldsite/news/news0808.htm
Hitz played in that game too - can't believe it was 10 years ago that he was at Villa.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Apyadg on August 25, 2011, 05:38:00 PM

You have to wonder why he's doing it.  It can't be for love of the game; if he loved it that much surely he'd have tried harder when he was at a top club.  Would he be semi-pro at that level?  I wonder what else he does.

He was earning a living driving taxis a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on August 25, 2011, 11:08:23 PM
Do you remember playing against Ricky Otto in the Sunday leagues?

That was a few years ago! He played for Kypros if memory serves me correct.  Didn't Sid Cowans' brother player for us as well back in the day?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithe on August 26, 2011, 11:25:46 AM
Yes, Vince. He was a good laugh.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 28, 2011, 09:49:42 PM
Ashley Young @manu fantastic today ... :o
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Vancouver on August 29, 2011, 01:57:26 AM
Man u v Spurs

Brad in gk tonight for spurs v Man u
he'll show de gea how it s done
(and keep score  down for spurs)
2-1 utd

well you got that one wrong!
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Louzie0 on August 29, 2011, 02:21:39 AM
Actually, maybe a good challenge would be... what's the lowest division we can find a former Villa player in?

Can anyone beat Stefan Moore of St Neots Town in the United Counties League?

How about a player's brother? Charisma Agbonlahor plays for Aston in the Midland Combination division two - step eight of the pyramid.

I’m sure I heard it mentioned that he turned out a few times for Castle Vale Jaguars in the Sutton Premier division last season.

A lot of players playing in leagues like the Midland Combination and the West Midlands League also turn out for Sunday league clubs, I've known some who will play for a Birmingham AFA club on Saturday morning as well.

Give me boots - quite fancy turning out for a sunday morning, after the hoovering.  Would like to play in the hole behind the striker, please.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on August 29, 2011, 10:13:37 AM
Well ashley young has spoken of steeping up - theres a whole post dedicated to that fact -.
yesterday he produced another great display at his new club manu and gud luck to him
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: gaucho1966 on August 29, 2011, 10:36:47 AM
Charisma great name!
Does he have gabs pace?

Does he have Gabby's charisma?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: TheSandman on August 29, 2011, 09:17:32 PM
Isaiah Osbourne continues to be shit, even in the SPL, from what I gather.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: ChrissyPrice on August 29, 2011, 11:53:46 PM
I wonder what the African Pele is up to these days. He liked the LC games against lower league clubs.

Remember reading this interesting piece anout him a couple of years ago.http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2008/feb/03/africannationscup2008.africannationscup1

I myself am wondering what's happened to the Togolese Zidane, not my words but the words of that Gobshite Adebayor. Oh, and Curcic? where's he these days?

I was chatting to some Serbs about football while on holiday in Montenegro. It seems Curcic is now bankrupt. Their consensus seemed to be that he is quite mad.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Ad@m on August 30, 2011, 12:02:50 AM
Actually, maybe a good challenge would be... what's the lowest division we can find a former Villa player in?

Can anyone beat Stefan Moore of St Neots Town in the United Counties League?

How about a player's brother? Charisma Agbonlahor plays for Aston in the Midland Combination division two - step eight of the pyramid.

Lee Hendrie's little brother plays Sunday football round here.  I played against him in a cup game a couple of years ago.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Dave Cooper please on August 30, 2011, 12:12:06 AM

Lee Hendrie's little brother plays Sunday football round here.  I played against him in a cup game a

Stuart?
We had him at Tamworth for a short while, he was seriously shite.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Ad@m on August 30, 2011, 12:13:59 AM

Lee Hendrie's little brother plays Sunday football round here.  I played against him in a cup game a

Stuart?
We had him at Tamworth for a short while, he was seriously shite.

Can't remember to be sure but that sounds about right.  He was a lot less gobby than his brother though!
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 11, 2011, 01:20:21 AM
I have the Football League show on in the background tonight and found out Solano is at Hartlepool. I thought he'd retired.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Lambert and Payne on September 11, 2011, 11:03:32 PM
Ever heard of a player called Geoff Samuels? Was on the books here as a youngster, ended up playing for Cheltenham and Gloucester. Is now a college tutor at Evesham. Once at a college assignment we compared ourselves to a proffesional player, he, as an example compared himself to John Terry (while he was England captain) and he worked out he was better!! He was quite scary when he lost the plot aswell!
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Rich6by7 on September 12, 2011, 04:53:22 PM
Dariusz Kubicki is now managing Dolcan Ząbki in the Polish equivalent of the Championship-  clicky (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dariusz_Kubicki)
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on September 14, 2011, 10:17:59 PM
Olympiakos first match yester they lost to marseille jean makoun came on second half attacking play was okie but no end product from greeks.

Think makoun will get several opportunities in midfield and possibley used differently to role at short time here at villa...

Some mellberg guy there too remember him
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on September 15, 2011, 06:15:42 PM
In kiev v stoke former villa gk sorryson is nets tonight.
Crouchie has been rested and not involved.

Be a good test for stoke
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Grande Pablo on September 15, 2011, 11:05:56 PM
Bouma played for PSV tonight too.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: The Left Side on September 16, 2011, 02:06:46 AM
Bouma played for PSV tonight too.

Did he have a good game?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brice jovial on September 16, 2011, 10:12:25 AM
According to goal . Com he was 6/10

this season for dutch league has 3apps 1 goal !

Boom boom boom
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Fernando Partridge on January 02, 2013, 04:28:34 PM
I see James Collins @ Swindon hit four goals against Portsmouth and has scored quite a few I dont think he can be higher than championship level.

Habib Beye is currently without a club  :o
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 02, 2013, 08:12:40 PM
Sam Williams scoring a shed load for Dageneham in league two.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on January 02, 2013, 08:31:13 PM
King Carlos is still doing a great job for us. A couple of own goals the other day and tonight he's given Suarez the Freedom of Anfield.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: martyn ellis on January 02, 2013, 11:03:07 PM
Interesting the number of ex-Villa players who no-one thought up to the mark and then moved on then emerge as very influential in their new clubs. examples are Maloney who is a revelation at Wigan, Sidwell who has been playing well at Fulham and Routledge at Swansea who looks a different player to when he played for us. A lot to do with coaching and 'seeing' a player's best role I think. Then there's Ridgewell and Luke Moore who seems to have carved out a top flight career for himself when many felt he may go the way of his brother.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Virgil Caine on January 03, 2013, 06:34:23 AM
A quick update on Stefan Moore, he is now at Leamington and scored a hat trick on his debut having been transferred from St Neots Town.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Matt Collins on January 03, 2013, 08:20:38 AM
I was thinking about some of the players we let go because they couldn't get in the side: Cahill, ridgewell, sidwell, routledge. All would be very welcome additions at the moment! NRC (who I don't think has even been first choice for Ipswich consistently) harewood and beye? Less so.
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Post by: N'ZMAV on January 03, 2013, 08:39:43 AM
I keep an eye out for Peter Whittingham
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Post by: Meanwood Villa on January 03, 2013, 08:44:53 AM
I watched some A League highlights last night and saw Ivanhoe hammer another one in for Newcastle Jets. Did his best to put it over from 6 yards mind.
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Post by: Risso on January 03, 2013, 09:22:12 AM
I watched some A League highlights last night and saw Ivanhoe hammer another one in for Newcastle Jets. Did his best to put it over from 6 yards mind.

I watched an entire match last week, it was unbelievably dire.
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Post by: john e on January 03, 2013, 09:58:12 AM
Olaf Mellberg playing for Villareal in the Spanish 2 nd div,
 so i was told yesterday be Dave the Mod

so still plays for Villa sort of
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Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 03, 2013, 11:29:09 AM
Not everyone's cup of tea I know but Lee Hendrie had an excellent game in Tamworth's 2-1 win over Scumeaton last night.
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Post by: Matt Collins on January 03, 2013, 01:13:27 PM
Interesting the number of ex-Villa players who no-one thought up to the mark and then moved on then emerge as very influential in their new clubs. examples are Maloney who is a revelation at Wigan, Sidwell who has been playing well at Fulham and Routledge at Swansea who looks a different player to when he played for us. A lot to do with coaching and 'seeing' a player's best role I think. Then there's Ridgewell and Luke Moore who seems to have carved out a top flight career for himself when many felt he may go the way of his brother.
Interesting the number of ex-Villa players who no-one thought up to the mark and then moved on then emerge as very influential in their new clubs. examples are Maloney who is a revelation at Wigan, Sidwell who has been playing well at Fulham and Routledge at Swansea who looks a different player to when he played for us. A lot to do with coaching and 'seeing' a player's best role I think. Then there's Ridgewell and Luke Moore who seems to have carved out a top flight career for himself when many felt he may go the way of his brother.
Interesting the number of ex-Villa players who no-one thought up to the mark and then moved on then emerge as very influential in their new clubs. examples are Maloney who is a revelation at Wigan, Sidwell who has been playing well at Fulham and Routledge at Swansea who looks a different player to when he played for us. A lot to do with coaching and 'seeing' a player's best role I think. Then there's Ridgewell and Luke Moore who seems to have carved out a top flight career for himself when many felt he may go the way of his brother.

I forgot about Maloney. Steven Davis too, to a lesser extent. Whittingham would be a useful dquad option too. I think like Moore looks quite decent as a squad player for Swansea. Maybe we'll jettison the current batch of young players less quickly than we did that lot now we're not looking to buy in immediate success.
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Post by: Fernando Partridge on January 03, 2013, 10:00:30 PM
Shane lowry doing well at millwall though often picks up a card. Millwall by all accounts have a good season.
Where's Jonathan hogg these days? last i heard he was at pompey or watford?  I remember seeing him play against man u in the middle and had a few other games .. Did the basics had no shot or any vast range of passes or creative play. Combative and steady.
And remember when cahill and ridgewell and whitts played at old trafford under odreary they put in a galiant effort in an early career apps
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Post by: SoccerHQ on January 03, 2013, 11:18:20 PM
Hogg is actually a regular in Watford amongst all the loan players from Udinese and Granada, one of the few of the Watford old guard who still gets a regular game so Zola clearly rates him.

Could be another one back in the prem soon enough.
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Post by: Fernando Partridge on January 04, 2013, 05:03:57 PM
Hogg might be off to Ipswich.. Can see him more as a mcarthy player than zola. Quite rite done well in an improving watford team
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on January 05, 2013, 03:17:13 PM
King Carlos involved in "one of the worst piece of defending you'll see" to allow Bolton to take the lead against Martino'twatface'ssunderland.
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Post by: LeeB on January 05, 2013, 06:15:52 PM
King Carlos involved in "one of the worst piece of defending you'll see" to allow Bolton to take the lead against Martino'twatface'ssunderland.

He's looked absolutely garbage every time I've seen him play for them.
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Post by: Fernando Partridge on January 05, 2013, 07:47:46 PM
James Collins hammers scores 2 and villa old boy townsend gives him man of the match.

James Collins also scores again for swindon
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Post by: Matt Collins on January 06, 2013, 07:00:38 PM
There's a reason 3 successive managers picked Collins and Dunne ahead of Cuellar, even when falling out with both of them at times. He's not that good.
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Post by: john e on January 06, 2013, 08:23:36 PM
I liked Carlos, but I watch him now and feel glad we let him go

He was another one of those players that got better and better with every game he didn't play
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Post by: cheltenhamlion on January 07, 2013, 11:57:13 AM
Stefan Moore scored again for Leamington on Saturday after a debut hat trick. Unfortunately for him Stourbridge stuck five in at the other end.
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Post by: paul_e on January 07, 2013, 02:07:29 PM
I liked Carlos, but I watch him now and feel glad we let him go

He was another one of those players that got better and better with every game he didn't play

Carlos was a nice guy in a defence full of despicable arseholes, it's no shock we all wanted him to play more, despite the fact that he really wasn't very good.
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Post by: badluckeric(gates) on January 07, 2013, 02:29:55 PM
Stefan Moore scored again for Leamington on Saturday after a debut hat trick. Unfortunately for him Stourbridge stuck five in at the other end.
Come on you Glassboys!
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Post by: Pete on January 25, 2013, 04:32:27 PM
Not 'still playing', but....Mark Lillis has been appointed caretaker manager of Huddersfield. It might be for a while as the chairman says he's in no mad rush to appoint a replacement for Grayson
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Post by: eric woolban woolban on January 25, 2013, 06:55:00 PM
Darren Byfield has re-signed for Tamworth on non-contract terms.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on January 25, 2013, 09:03:19 PM
King Carlos involved in "one of the worst piece of defending you'll see" to allow Bolton to take the lead against Martino'twatface'ssunderland.

He's looked absolutely garbage every time I've seen him play for them.

Yeah he has and I really rated him when he was with us.
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Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 25, 2013, 11:00:59 PM

[/quote]
Darren Byfield has re-signed for Tamworth on non-contract terms.

We're only hoping Jamelia is still soft on him.
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Post by: Fernando Partridge on January 27, 2013, 02:21:02 PM
Harry forrester performing well in today cup tie for brentford against chelsea. Lambert has said though
"he's not one we're looking at".

Brad is gk for spurs match today looks like he's used for the cup matches now -similar to given.
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Post by: eamonn on January 27, 2013, 03:22:27 PM

Darren Byfield has re-signed for Tamworth on non-contract terms.

We're only hoping Jamelia is still soft on him.
[/quote]

Jamelia is too busy being a judge on the Irish version of "The Voice".

Byfield and Hendrie back together again after starting out 20 years ago at the Villa. How they gelling?
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Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 27, 2013, 07:08:10 PM


Byfield and Hendrie back together again after starting out 20 years ago at the Villa. How they gelling?

Dunno, we haven't managed to play a game this year yet.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on January 27, 2013, 07:37:44 PM
You've resigned Hendrie's brother haven't you Dave.......
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Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 28, 2013, 10:16:08 AM
You've resigned Hendrie's brother haven't you Dave.......

We have indeed.
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Post by: Fernando Partridge on February 09, 2013, 10:21:57 PM
Hendrie scored for tamworth today. And Davies for Saints. Could do with some midfielders who get forward and score!
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Post by: Dave Cooper please on February 10, 2013, 12:41:54 PM
Hendrie's goal was a cracker, 22 yard screamer off the underside of the crossbar.
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Post by: villa kicks on February 10, 2013, 05:16:42 PM
Hendrie's goal was a cracker, 22 yard screamer off the underside of the crossbar.

Gareth Barry had aa neat finish too  - with his right foot!! ;)
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Post by: villa kicks on May 24, 2013, 03:03:51 PM
Tommy Hitz has been at everton in prem league this season but is to be relased. He hasn't played for much of season. GKs Stuart Taylot Boaz Myhill are out of contract. Someone mentioned Mellbergs out of contract too. Always interesting to see progress of ex villains . Stefan Moore was last seen plying his trade at 2 clubs with dual registration Leamington spa and Brackley Town! Euro Hot shot Baros left gala and went back to his first club banik ostrav. Djemba djemba is at hapoel tel avi   
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Post by: Damo70 on May 24, 2013, 04:29:19 PM
Tommy Hitz has been at everton in prem league this season but is to be relased. He hasn't played for much of season. GKs Stuart Taylot Boaz Myhill are out of contract. Someone mentioned Mellbergs out of contract too. Always interesting to see progress of ex villains . Stefan Moore was last seen plying his trade at 2 clubs with dual registration Leamington spa and Brackley Town! Euro Hot shot Baros left gala and went back to his first club banik ostrav. Djemba djemba is at hapoel tel avi

With Marshall going and Given almost certain to follow, maybe Myhill is worth a shout for number two keeper. Reasonable age and quality. He did well at Hull and Blues and looked OK as a stand in Premier League keeper at Albion. A bit unlucky to lose his place if I recall correctly.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 24, 2013, 04:35:18 PM
Surprised to notice the other day that David James is now plying his trade in the Icelandic League with IBV Vestmannaeyjar. Fair play to him, I'm sure he has enough money to retire but obviously loves the game.
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Post by: Damo70 on May 24, 2013, 04:39:40 PM
Iceland? I remember his reason for moving to Bristol City was to be close to his family home in Devon. He must have been in the same geography class at school as our mate Robbie Savage.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 24, 2013, 05:20:18 PM
According to Wiki:

On 2 April 2013, James signed a deal with Icelandic club ÍBV until the end of the 2013 season.[45] ÍBV is coached by James' former teammate Hermann Hreiðarsson. The chairman of the ÍBV board stated that James was not on high wages while also stating that he wished some Icelandic players would accept the wages James was on and that James was mainly playing for ÍBV out of kindness and gaining experience as assistant manager to his former team-mate, Hermann Hreidarsson.[46] 
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Post by: eamonn on May 24, 2013, 06:12:56 PM
Fair play to Jamesy. Has matured from his nights of being addicted to Playstation and changing his hairstyle every month.
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Post by: Slaphead on May 24, 2013, 06:19:47 PM
Iceland? I remember his reason for moving to Bristol City was to be close to his family home in Devon. He must have been in the same geography class at school as our mate Robbie Savage.

I think he thought he was signing for th supermarket chain.
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Post by: eric woolban woolban on May 24, 2013, 06:19:50 PM
Reuben Hazell is our sandwich man at work.
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Post by: eamonn on May 24, 2013, 06:48:25 PM
Reuben Hazell is our sandwich man at work.

Really? A great name deserved a glittering career.
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Post by: Vancouver on May 24, 2013, 07:45:49 PM
Reuben Hazell is our sandwich man at work.

Surely a Reuben bread themed joke?
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Post by: eric woolban woolban on May 24, 2013, 08:19:08 PM
His company does buffets and I saw the name and wondered if it was him. A quick search on google says so.
Friendly guy too and his prawn chilli wrap is lush.
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Post by: villa kicks on May 24, 2013, 09:52:10 PM
According to Wiki:

On 2 April 2013, James signed a deal with Icelandic club ÍBV until the end of the 2013 season.[45] ÍBV is coached by James' former teammate Hermann Hreiðarsson. The chairman of the ÍBV board stated that James was not on high wages while also stating that he wished some Icelandic players would accept the wages James was on and that James was mainly playing for ÍBV out of kindness and gaining experience as assistant manager to his former team-mate, Hermann Hreidarsson.[46]

David James is doing his coaching badges at st Georges this week along with neviller
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Post by: The Left Side on May 26, 2013, 02:06:49 AM
According to Wiki:

On 2 April 2013, James signed a deal with Icelandic club ÍBV until the end of the 2013 season.[45] ÍBV is coached by James' former teammate Hermann Hreiðarsson. The chairman of the ÍBV board stated that James was not on high wages while also stating that he wished some Icelandic players would accept the wages James was on and that James was mainly playing for ÍBV out of kindness and gaining experience as assistant manager to his former team-mate, Hermann Hreidarsson.[46]

David James is doing his coaching badges at st Georges this week along with neviller

And my mate Steve
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Post by: *shellac* on May 26, 2013, 03:51:20 AM
Boateng is playing in the Malaysian Super League.
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Post by: ez on May 26, 2013, 08:37:16 AM
I wonder where the Togolese Zidane is now?
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Post by: gervilla on May 26, 2013, 08:49:01 AM
I wonder where the Togolese Zidane is now?

Without a club since 2012 according to wikipedia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moustapha_Salifou
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Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on May 26, 2013, 08:49:49 AM
Jlloyd Samuel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jlloyd_Samuel

Quote
On 31 December 2011, he joined Iran Pro League side, Esteghlal where he was re-united with his former Bolton team mate Andranik Teymourian, Samuel signed a two years contract with the club on 9 January 2012. He made his debut against Damash on the following day. He spent a good half season at Esteghlal but after the end of the season, Esteghlal's new head coach, Amir Ghalenoei named him in his list of outsiders. However, after meeting with club's chairman, he extended his contract and also got his favourite number 3 which was available after the transfer of Mehdi Amirabadi. Esteghlal fans nicknamed him The Black Diamond after his good form in 2012–13 season. He won the Iran Pro League title with Esteghlal in his second season at the club. He also scored sixth time during the season, three was in AFC Champions League.

(http://www.thenational.ae/deployedfiles/Assets/Richmedia/Image/SaxoPress/AD20120320823139-Jlloyd_Samuel_c.jpg)
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Post by: villa kicks on May 26, 2013, 10:43:06 AM
Boateng is playing in the Malaysian Super League.

Georgie Boateng was doing a bit on the sky and talksport outlets a few seasons back though he fancies a career in management than media. He also claimed in an interview it would be a dream to manage aston villa- have all the facilities in place and a massive club and great stadium.
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Post by: villa kicks on May 26, 2013, 09:57:56 PM
Short term loan player Mikey Bradley missed a sitter in coppa Italia early on for Roma. Lazio ended up winning it. 
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Post by: villa kicks on May 27, 2013, 05:19:18 PM
Kevin Phillip now @ palace scored in ET of Play off final. Penalty.
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Post by: richardhubbard on May 27, 2013, 05:29:03 PM
Phillips still playing and scoring at that level is unreal
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Post by: The Left Side on May 28, 2013, 04:40:56 AM
Phillips still playing and scoring at that level is unreal

Fair play to him
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Post by: curiousorange on May 28, 2013, 01:25:29 PM
Phillips still playing and scoring at that level is unreal

Fair play to him

I have nothing but respect for Kevin Phillips - played for some dodgy clubs but to still be playing such an integral role at his age shows how much he still cares about being a footballer. The flipside of that, of course, is how short on resources Palace are. They need to have Zaha back for the season if they can, because they could do a Derby without a major injection of new blood.
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Post by: PeterWithesShin on May 28, 2013, 01:28:11 PM
Fair play to Phillips for still going at his age. Although I was surprised that only once did he ever score more than 14 in a top flight season.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 28, 2013, 03:34:38 PM
Robbie Keane scored a hat-trick at the weekend for the Los Angeles Milky Way (or something like that).
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Post by: richardhubbard on May 28, 2013, 05:17:37 PM
Phillips at 40 got a better eye for goal compared to a number of strikers who followed. Baros, Heskey , even gabby could learn a thing from him.

Shame he got injured whilst with us but he recovered in his 3 years of football retirement
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Post by: Ad@m on May 28, 2013, 08:43:03 PM
Interesting little article here - http://sports.myjoyonline.com/pages/news/201305/106751.php

Suggests Ashley Young, at £130k per week, is one of the Top 10 most overpaid players in the Premier League!
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Post by: villa kicks on May 28, 2013, 09:10:29 PM
Ashley has been unlucky with injuries this season. He is good enough for man u and deserves what he earns. Its not Rooney who hasn't performed. And that list should basically show the qpr team as the top 10 overpaid players.
I for one am happy youngy got his  winners medal this season. Moyes will get he best out of him   
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Post by: Steve R on May 29, 2013, 12:13:27 AM
Young had some good games for ManU when he first went there.

It was after that disgraceful dive against us that he had a run of bad form and started to play like the kind of player that would struggle to get a game for Stoke.

This may be my imagination.
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Post by: villa kicks on May 29, 2013, 07:18:58 PM
Young had some good games for ManU when he first went there.

It was after that disgraceful dive against us that he had a run of bad form and started to play like the kind of player that would struggle to get a game for Stoke.

This may be my imagination.

More the euros 2012 where he was poor .. in the run up he was best english player....he was always gonna miss that pen
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Post by: villa kicks on August 06, 2013, 09:37:35 PM
Derick Williams has just come on for last few mins Bristol City debut @ Gillingham. Very good prospect and for me he could have beeen a part of villa squad. Elliot parish was on the bench next to him
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Post by: supertom on August 06, 2013, 09:44:56 PM
Ashley has been unlucky with injuries this season. He is good enough for man u and deserves what he earns. Its not Rooney who hasn't performed. And that list should basically show the qpr team as the top 10 overpaid players.
I for one am happy youngy got his  winners medal this season. Moyes will get he best out of him   

Very true. Their most consistent players last season were the ones who had the least reputation in the top flight. Players like Derry and Mackie who clearly aren't Prem quality but the only players who really bust a gut for them.

All the big money players coming with a reputation either half assed it or spent most of their time injured.
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Post by: Ad@m on September 04, 2013, 12:04:02 AM
Luke Moore signed for Elazigspor in Turkey last week. He's pushing older brother Stephen for the accolade of biggest balls up of a promising career ever!
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Post by: eamonn on September 04, 2013, 12:48:17 AM
I imagine he's quite happy rolling in lira and ladies over there. 
Expect a Sunday Mercury sex-romp exposé this winter: "Moore The Merrier as Luke Enjoys Turkish Delights"
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Post by: Dave on September 04, 2013, 08:13:48 AM
Luke Moore signed for Elazigspor in Turkey last week. He's pushing older brother Stephen for the accolade of biggest balls up of a promising career ever!
I'd say that's a rather spectacular exaggeration - at the same age Stefan was turning out for St Neots Town. Luke was scoring winning goals against the league champions as recently as last ten months ago.

The Süper Lig is hardly the worst league in the world.
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Post by: adrenachrome on September 04, 2013, 04:01:25 PM
Luke Moore signed for Elazigspor in Turkey last week. He's pushing older brother Stephen for the accolade of biggest balls up of a promising career ever!
I'd say that's a rather spectacular exaggeration - at the same age Stefan was turning out for St Neots Town. Luke was scoring winning goals against the league champions as recently as last ten months ago.

The Süper Lig is hardly the worst league in the world.

As my Turkish brother in law is wont to exclaim:
"Correct talk!'.
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Post by: Ad@m on September 04, 2013, 06:12:56 PM
Luke Moore signed for Elazigspor in Turkey last week. He's pushing older brother Stephen for the accolade of biggest balls up of a promising career ever!
I'd say that's a rather spectacular exaggeration - at the same age Stefan was turning out for St Neots Town. Luke was scoring winning goals against the league champions as recently as last ten months ago.

The Süper Lig is hardly the worst league in the world.

I'd argue that Luke is considerably more talented than Stephan so to end up at a club in Turkey that has never won a domestic trophy, is currently enjoying only its 4th season in the top flight and in a ground with a capacity less than 15,000, when he's at the peak age for a footballer is a terrible waste of talent.

At the end of the day, both are massively below where they should be given their natural talents.
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Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on September 04, 2013, 07:58:03 PM
Elliot Parish, Shorey, Marlon F Harewood, all playing for Bristol City tonight, not Williams though.
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Post by: UK Redsox on September 04, 2013, 10:01:50 PM
Elliot Parish, Shorey, Marlon F Harewood, all playing for Bristol City tonight, not Williams though.

And they even made Marlon captain
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Post by: eric woolban woolban on September 04, 2013, 10:18:23 PM
Wondering what the F meant for in Marlon F Harewood, Wikipedia points it to being Anderson...
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Post by: N'ZMAV on September 04, 2013, 10:19:07 PM
COME ON MARLON!
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Post by: Dave on September 04, 2013, 10:22:05 PM
Wondering what the F meant for in Marlon F Harewood, Wikipedia points it to being Anderson...
Think back to your reaction when you found out that we'd signed him.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eric woolban woolban on September 04, 2013, 10:34:04 PM
Wondering what the F meant for in Marlon F Harewood, Wikipedia points it to being Anderson...
Think back to your reaction when you found out that we'd signed him.

Fantastic! ;O)
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Post by: Vancouver on September 05, 2013, 12:04:48 AM
Wondering what the F meant for in Marlon F Harewood, Wikipedia points it to being Anderson...
Think back to your reaction when you found out that we'd signed him.

Fantastic! ;O)

Fabulous
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Post by: Simon Ward on September 05, 2013, 03:26:29 PM
flippin' heck
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Post by: Weedy on September 28, 2013, 06:42:51 PM
George Boateng wants to manage Villa:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2301509/The-Footballers-Football-Column--George-Boateng-Steve-McClaren-best-manager-I-played-under.html

"...When I finish playing, my dream managerial job would be Aston Villa.
They have the training ground, the fan base, great stadium.
And I love the ground – it’s so big, if you’ve got good players, they’ll make it work.
I hated going to smaller grounds like Bradford and Portsmouth.
You want to play passing football but you can’t, people are constantly in your face.
There’s no space.
"
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Post by: Louzie0 on September 28, 2013, 06:53:00 PM
Noticed a lack of comment about JM in the match thread. Anonymous or not playing?
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Post by: eastie on September 28, 2013, 07:17:02 PM
Noticed a lack of comment about JM in the match thread. Anonymous or not playing?

Not one of his better games .
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Post by: AV82EC on September 28, 2013, 07:31:16 PM
Noticed a lack of comment about JM in the match thread. Anonymous or not playing?

Not one of his better games .

I'd say Luna marked him out of the game. So much so he was swapped to the other wing where he did bugger all against Bacuna as well. But we all know he's not a winger so what do you expect....
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Post by: Summers on September 28, 2013, 07:34:09 PM
Oh how I wish we still had Milner, in central midfield. He's such a talented CM being absolutely wasted out wide.
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Post by: Dave on September 30, 2013, 07:41:40 PM
Gareth Barry tonight becomes the tenth player to play 500 Premier League games.

Decent achievement.
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Post by: eastie on September 30, 2013, 07:53:04 PM
Gareth Barry tonight becomes the tenth player to play 500 Premier League games.

Decent achievement.

It certainly is and I was interested in Martinez comments that he hopes barry will be with everton for a few years to come - certainly deserves praise for his achievement and  I wish him well .
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Post by: saunders_heroes on September 30, 2013, 07:58:31 PM
Gareth Barry tonight becomes the tenth player to play 500 Premier League games.

Decent achievement.

Great professional. Not many players become a 1st team regular in the PL from the age of 17.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on September 30, 2013, 10:18:02 PM
Shows how rarely he's been injured aswell as he must have average 30 odd appearences in the league in his 15 seasons to get to that figure. Well done him, I would hope he would get a decent reception when Everton turn up in a few weeks now he's not at City.

Gabby must be halfway to the 500 as I would guess he must be on 250 ish league appearences by now?
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Post by: dekko on September 30, 2013, 10:24:39 PM
Shows how rarely he's been injured aswell as he must have average 30 odd appearences in the league in his 15 seasons to get to that figure. Well done him, I would hope he would get a decent reception when Everton turn up in a few weeks now he's not at City.

Gabby must be halfway to the 500 as I would guess he must be on 250 ish league appearences by now?

248 league appearances for Villa
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Post by: eamonn on October 01, 2013, 01:12:43 AM
Wished we'd have taken him back. I think the old heart-strings would have pulled him to us rather than Everton.
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Post by: MoetVillan on October 01, 2013, 11:47:11 AM
City fans bemoaning losing him, and Everton fans lauding him.  Well done Barry.  Great achievement.  Its not all roses for our ex players that we have sold for a lot of money recently, Milner has never really had the chance to show what he gave us.  Downing..... Good deal for us is all I can say.  The biggest disappointment has been Young surely.  I loved watching him play, yes he was Billybigbollocks at the end, but he always looked like he could get something for us.  Now he looks beat, short of ideas, short of confidence.
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Post by: LeeB on October 01, 2013, 11:55:01 AM
I'm sure he'll look back with regret that he never did get his 'dream move to Liverpool'.
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Post by: Virgil Caine on October 01, 2013, 12:12:46 PM
I'm sure he'll look back with regret that he never did get his 'dream move to Liverpool'.

I am sure any such regret is softened by the fact that he has a better haul of medals than he would have if he'd gone to Liverpool.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: LeeB on October 01, 2013, 12:37:25 PM
I'm sure he'll look back with regret that he never did get his 'dream move to Liverpool'.

I am sure any such regret is softened by the fact that he has a better haul of medals than he would have if he'd gone to Liverpool.

I was being sarcastic.
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Post by: eastie on October 01, 2013, 12:40:51 PM
Wished we'd have taken him back. I think the old heart-strings would have pulled him to us rather than Everton.

I'd like to think so but he did say the pull of everton and the fact that his kids could stay at school in the north west was a huge factor in his move there.
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Post by: Villa in Denmark on October 02, 2013, 11:01:38 AM
Re Barry and 500 PL appearances. How many more would it have been if he hadn't fallen out with Gregory around the time of the "doesn't get his shorts dirty" comment?
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Post by: SoccerHQ on October 02, 2013, 07:20:11 PM
From memory it was only half a season so probably another 20 games.

I'd have loved him back tbh particularly as Westwood hasn't got going this season.

I think Barry's role in Everton is partly why Ross Barkley has been so good these last few weeks, looks a good balance to their midfield.
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Post by: supertom on October 02, 2013, 11:00:21 PM
Barry's just a classy player. Great touch. Great range of passing. Really clever user of the ball. He has no pace, but he never has really. It doesn't stop him being able to get himself out of tight spots well because of his great balance and control of the ball. We did miss the boat, but honestly, we know Lamberts never going to sign a 32 year old on big wages. Westy will come good again too.

Now if we can just find a younger version of Barry, that would make for a good signing.
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Post by: eamonn on October 03, 2013, 01:56:49 AM
Re Barry and 500 PL appearances. How many more would it have been if he hadn't fallen out with Gregory around the time of the "doesn't get his shorts dirty" comment?

A dozen or so. Not enough to keep you up all night sobbing your heart out.
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Post by: PGW on October 03, 2013, 12:52:44 PM
I share many a pint with Gareth Barry's father in law and he tells me he would have crawled on hands and knees to come back to us after his falling out at City.
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Post by: AlwaysAVFC on October 03, 2013, 01:31:02 PM
I share many a pint with Gareth Barry's father in law and he tells me he would have crawled on hands and knees to come back to us after his falling out at City.

2nd hand from someone that spoke to Barry over the summer. He said he'd jump at the chance to come back but that he was about 10 years too old to play for us.
I imagine he would have been touted to us as well (along with many other clubs) but we weren't interested. No idea whether saying he was too old was in reference to already being rejected or just jokingly for the fact how young the team is.
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Post by: eamonn on October 03, 2013, 04:23:28 PM
The latter, surely. He clearly isn't too old enough to be playing for a decent Premier League side.
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Post by: Vancouver on October 03, 2013, 05:52:45 PM
I share many a pint with Gareth Barry's father in law and he tells me he would have crawled on hands and knees to come back to us after his falling out at City.

was there a proper falling out or just not in favour any more?
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Post by: Weedy on October 05, 2013, 03:00:15 PM
According to Sky Sports, Kevin Poole is on the bench for Burton Albion today. He's 50.
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Post by: eamonn on October 05, 2013, 04:29:37 PM
Fair play. Wasn't he once on our books?
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Post by: supertom on October 05, 2013, 05:58:42 PM
Davies was quality today. He's looked good for Bruce so far. I think the drop down to play regularly has helped him. This is the sort of age where he's got to find consistency and it's looking good at the moment.
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Post by: ez on October 05, 2013, 06:04:00 PM
The latter, surely. He clearly isn't too old enough to be playing for a decent Premier League side.
Just too old to play for Lambert.
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Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on October 05, 2013, 06:48:55 PM
Fair play. Wasn't he once on our books?

In the 80s. Fine shot stopper, but on the small side for a goalie. He made two of the best saves I've ever seen, from Kevin Speedie of Chelsea. Arse that Speedie was he still shook Poole's hand after both saves.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on October 05, 2013, 06:57:10 PM
It's amazing he's had a 32 year career but only played just over 400 games. But yeah, his height may have been an issue.
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Post by: Duncan Shaw on October 05, 2013, 07:07:42 PM
Fair play. Wasn't he once on our books?
Yes, which is probably why he's popped up in the "ex-villa players still playing" thread!!
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Post by: ACVilla on October 05, 2013, 07:49:39 PM
Barry Bannan not even in the squad for Palace today. Not injured, just dropped. A close family member is best mates with him, going out on the town with him in Liverpool tonight, tells me there was a huge bust up in the Palace dressing room at half time last week. Punchers were thrown and all that jazz.

They're doomed I tell ya, doomed.
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Post by: eamonn on October 05, 2013, 07:53:07 PM
D'oh!

Sounds like he shudda bin a jockey (horse - not the other two).
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Post by: Gerrin on October 05, 2013, 08:00:26 PM
Davies was quality today. He's looked good for Bruce so far. I think the drop down to play regularly has helped him. This is the sort of age where he's got to find consistency and it's looking good at the moment.

I always rated Davies, never understood why he was sold, he was a first team regular, did his shoulder, couldn't get back in the team when he was fit again, so he was sold. He's been somewhat unlucky with his career.
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Post by: TheMalandro on October 05, 2013, 08:15:40 PM
Davies was quality today. He's looked good for Bruce so far. I think the drop down to play regularly has helped him. This is the sort of age where he's got to find consistency and it's looking good at the moment.
He's been somewhat unlucky with his career.

Baggies and the blose, he really has
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Fernando Partridge on October 05, 2013, 08:41:37 PM
Interesting to see a lot of midfielders around.

Lichaj played and booked for Forest
Shorey Bristol city
Warnock Leeds
Jean Makoun taken off at Guingamp  for Rennes
Hogg Huddersfield
Dunne QPR
Sidwell Fulham
Gardner Sunderland GOAL
Whittingham Cardiff.
Milner Man City
Osbourne Blackpool


Bench
Lowry Milwall
Cuellar Sunderland
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Post by: supertom on October 05, 2013, 11:10:40 PM
Dunney's been different class for QPR so far. My R's mate is chuffed to bits, because I didn't really give Dunney much of a recommendation. But he's playing every week, looking fit again and has been rock solid for them. He apparently looks a cut above at that level. I'm glad our defence is doing well though, particularly our central defenders, because I'd hate to open up the "we shouldn't have let Dunne go" can of worms. lol.

Bannan is a waster to be honest. I don't think he'll ever make it at the top level. His head aint screwed on for this business. I think he'll piss his talent away down the leagues, year on year. Can honestly see him playing non-league within 5 years.
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Post by: tomd2103 on October 06, 2013, 03:01:48 PM
Although he is only on loan so not technically an ex-player yet, I see Bent got a goal yesterday.  I must admit I am becoming tired of the media still constantly questioning why he didn't play for us regularly last season.  Despite him scoring yesterday, I think the fact that he couldn't get into the starting XI for a really struggling Fulham side speaks volumes really.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eamonn on October 06, 2013, 04:57:11 PM
Speaks volumes about his lack of fitness more than ability imo.

Anyway, I wish Cyrille Regis was still banging them in somewhere like Frickley. He's not, is he?
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Post by: dave.woodhall on October 06, 2013, 05:44:11 PM
Talking of fortysomething Villa players, or rather players with the same name as..

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24352543
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Post by: tomd2103 on October 06, 2013, 11:48:50 PM
Speaks volumes about his lack of fitness more than ability imo.

Anyway, I wish Cyrille Regis was still banging them in somewhere like Frickley. He's not, is he?

I was commenting more on why the media keep persisting with this idea that he was hard done by at Villa last season.  He was ineffective on the occasions he played for us, whereas Benteke was on fire and that is the simple reason why he didn't play all that much.   
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Hillbilly on October 11, 2013, 11:46:00 AM
Newcastle Jets marquee player, Emile Heskey, missed tonight's match against Sydney. Poor old Emile got taken out in a preseason friendly. In his absence, the less acclaimed Alessandro del Piero was the star of the show...
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 11, 2013, 11:53:26 AM
Lots of ex-Villa at Bristol City:-

Harewood
Shorey
Derrick Williams
Elliott Parish
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Post by: nick harper on October 27, 2013, 07:59:00 PM
Michael Bradley scores the winner as Roma break the record for the most consecutive wins from the start of a Serie A season.
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Post by: paulcomben on October 27, 2013, 08:08:38 PM
I went to Watford v Derby last week. That Dawkins fella who sat on the Villa bench from Jan to May came on as a sub.
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Post by: go on the dog on October 28, 2013, 04:39:40 PM
Lots of ex-Villa at Bristol City:-

Harewood
Shorey
Derrick Williams
Elliott Parish

Yeah watched them at Carlisle Saturday, Shorey was ok Williams looked poor and Harewood got 3 mins at the end. Jay Emmanuel Thomas looked a player though, like a mini Benteke  ;D but there again he was only up against my beloved Cufc
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Post by: Dave on November 07, 2013, 07:53:56 PM
Brad Friedel becomes the oldest player to ever play in the UEFA Cup (or it's various other forms) at the age of 42.

Well done him.
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Post by: villa kicks on January 19, 2014, 07:11:40 PM
Ash young was back in action but  getting a lot of stick v Chelsea today  they obviously saw him as a danger man .
I think he should have played behind wellbeck in free role roaming as the missing of Rooney and rvp set u p young to play there .
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Post by: Ad@m on January 30, 2014, 08:06:15 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25962305

Apparently Ash reckons speed limits don't apply if the road's quiet!
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Villa in Denmark on January 31, 2014, 12:18:00 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25962305

Apparently Ash reckons speed limits don't apply if the road's quiet!

Getting done for way over the limit 2 months after receiving 6 points for the ton ( I thought that was an automatic ban ?) is either stupid, arrogant or a mix of the two.

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Post by: ciggiesnbeer on January 31, 2014, 07:16:23 PM
Andy Marshall retired today.

Andy Marshall ‏@andymarshallsga 45m

I just wanted to announce my retirement from playing Professional Football. Over the past 21 years it has been a fantastic opportunity


If you would like to wish him well you can do so here.

@andymarshallsga
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Post by: FatSam on February 05, 2014, 06:14:45 PM
From the Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/football/2014/feb/05/manchester-united-eric-djemba-mirren):

Former Manchester United Aston Villa midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba joins St Mirren
• 32-year-old signs for St Mirren until the end of the season
• Cameroon international set for debut against Dundee United

St Mirren have announced the signing of the former Manchester United midfielder Eric Djemba-Djemba.

The 32-year-old, who has been assigned No99, passed a medical on Wednesday afternoon and has agreed a deal with the Buddies until the end of the season.

The Cameroon international joined United in 2003 but failed to live up to his potential and later moved to Aston Villa. He has since had spells at Qatar SC, the Danish side Odense and Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel before moving to Partizan Belgrade last summer.

However, his stint in Serbia lasted just six months as he was released after making 14 appearances. He could make his St Mirren debut in Sunday's Scottish Cup match against Dundee United.

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Post by: Hookeysmith on February 06, 2014, 12:46:07 PM
He must be either very brave or very skint

Could you imagine being a black player in Belgrade  :o  Not the most welcoming of places is it
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Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on February 06, 2014, 02:02:18 PM
In this instance, I'm happy for him to be described as ex-Manchester United.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Broughty-Villian on February 09, 2014, 01:41:51 PM
played an hour in the cup match v Utd.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: adrenachrome on February 10, 2014, 01:24:11 AM
Sutton Coldfield Observer (http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/Aston-Villa-Roms-pair-linked-moves/story-20592458-detail/story.html=)

Quote
Former Aston Villa and Roms pair linked with US moves


By Sutton Coldfield Observer  |  Posted: February 09, 2014

Former Romulus and Aston Villa defender Zat Knight could be heading for the United States.

Bolton Wanderers star Knight, from Erdington, has reportedly emerged as a target for MLS side Philadelphia Union, just weeks before the start of the American season.

Despite the British transfer window ending on January 31, clubs from the US can strengthen before the new campaign begins on March 8 - with outgoing deals from Britain still allowed.

Knight's contract at the Reebok Stadium comes to an end in June and he could be set to move.

Last week, another ex-Villa and Romulus player, Luke Moore, was linked with a move to the US.

MLS sides Los Angeles Galaxy and Chicago Fire have expressed an interest in the striker, who has been with Turkish club Elazigspor.

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Post by: Pete on February 11, 2014, 12:56:27 PM
Not a 'player still playing', but a 'player now coaching'. Spotted Mark Lillis in the local paper (Huddersfield) - he's youth coach at Town. They're doing well - drawn to play Man Utd in the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup. Beat the baggies in the last round.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: LeeB on February 11, 2014, 02:44:30 PM
Not a 'player still playing', but a 'player now coaching'. Spotted Mark Lillis in the local paper (Huddersfield) - he's youth coach at Town. They're doing well - drawn to play Man Utd in the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup. Beat the baggies in the last round.

You sure he's coaching and not just employed to keep the kids away from the fireplace?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Pete on February 11, 2014, 04:16:55 PM


Not a 'player still playing', but a 'player now coaching'. Spotted Mark Lillis in the local paper (Huddersfield) - he's youth coach at Town. They're doing well - drawn to play Man Utd in the 5th round of the FA Youth Cup. Beat the baggies in the last round.

You sure he's coaching and not just employed to keep the kids away from the fireplace?

Very Good Lee.

The link below illustrates how handsome he still is. And, slight mistake from me, he's not actually coach but academy manager. Not that it makes much difference.

http://www.htafc.com/news/article/academy-news-brighouse-preview-273642.aspx
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Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on February 11, 2014, 11:01:30 PM
Hahaha!  Thanks for that Lee and Pete, you've just sent beer through my nostrils.  Poor old Mark Lillis.  Bless him.  Can't remember him doing anything of note in a Villa shirt, but he looks like a nice bloke.
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Post by: Ron Manager on February 12, 2014, 11:41:42 AM
Darren Byfield scored last night for Tamworth.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Vancouver on May 12, 2014, 07:34:27 PM
Just passed Michael Bradley on the street in Vancouver as he is here with Toronto. Had the kids so didn't get a chance to talk to him
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Post by: Jarpie on May 12, 2014, 07:39:36 PM
Everyone's favourite Aston Villa goalkeeper Peter Enckelman is back in finnish league, after 13-14 years abroad.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Gregorys Boy on May 12, 2014, 09:18:28 PM
Sutton Coldfield Observer (http://www.suttoncoldfieldobserver.co.uk/Aston-Villa-Roms-pair-linked-moves/story-20592458-detail/story.html=)

Quote
Former Aston Villa and Roms pair linked with US moves


By Sutton Coldfield Observer  |  Posted: February 09, 2014

Former Romulus and Aston Villa defender Zat Knight could be heading for the United States.

Bolton Wanderers star Knight, from Erdington, has reportedly emerged as a target for MLS side Philadelphia Union, just weeks before the start of the American season.

Despite the British transfer window ending on January 31, clubs from the US can strengthen before the new campaign begins on March 8 - with outgoing deals from Britain still allowed.

Knight's contract at the Reebok Stadium comes to an end in June and he could be set to move.

Last week, another ex-Villa and Romulus player, Luke Moore, was linked with a move to the US.

MLS sides Los Angeles Galaxy and Chicago Fire have expressed an interest in the striker, who has been with Turkish club Elazigspor.

How old is Knight?  I am guessing early 30's. Surely he can still be a decent Championship player at least.
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Post by: eamonn on May 12, 2014, 10:30:41 PM
He is but the lure of the US must be big when compared to another year plodding around the lower regions of the Championship at a half-empty Macron Stadium (née Reebok).
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Post by: ACVilla on May 16, 2014, 07:16:49 PM
I see Ridgewell has been released by West Brom.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Dave Cooper please on May 16, 2014, 10:59:19 PM
I see Ridgewell has been released by West Brom.

Back to base Agent Ridgewell, mission not quite accomplished but a good effort.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on May 17, 2014, 12:33:50 AM
I see Ridgewell has been released by West Brom.

Back to base Agent Ridgewell, mission not quite accomplished but a good effort.
Agent Ridgewell, your mission should you choose to accept it, is to take the Blose down to League 1 next season. This message will giggle impishly in five seconds.
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Post by: adrenachrome on May 17, 2014, 11:55:31 PM
Luke Moore scored for Torronto in their victory over Noo Yoik Bulls. Defoe got the other in their 2-1 win.

Zilch for our old pal T. Henry.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: godzvilla on May 18, 2014, 03:17:32 PM
Fomer Villa reserve , Adam McGurk scored Burton Albion,s equaliser vs Southend yesterday . Burton  will now face Fleetwood at Wembley on  May 26 for a place in League One.
Just realised , thats both Derby and Burton going to Wembley within a few days of each other ..........Godzvilla !
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: pooligan on May 18, 2014, 03:59:24 PM
Pleased to see McGurk  score yesterday .I liked him when i use to see him play in our reserve side and felt he would be a certain first team player.However,like Gary Gardner,he seems to be injury prone
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Legion on May 28, 2014, 08:11:45 PM
Just seen yet another reason why I never want to see Alan Hutton in a Villa shirt again.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on June 07, 2014, 10:53:48 PM
Luke Moore's playing for Toronto against San Jose on BTSport at the moment
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Can Gana Be Bettered!?!? on June 07, 2014, 10:59:25 PM
Luke Moore's playing for Toronto against San Jose on BTSport at the moment

Is that who Defoe plays for?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on June 07, 2014, 11:02:49 PM
Yep. I guess Toronto have spent all their money on Defoe if they're having to use Moore L, as his strike partner.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on June 08, 2014, 08:04:57 PM
Former Villa legend Simon Dawkins is playing for Jamaica against France on BTSport tonight
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: FatSam on June 09, 2014, 10:11:02 PM
Don't know if this has been mentioned previously, but Zoltan Stieber (http://www.bundesliga.com/en/liga/news/2013/0000295215.php) has signed for Hamburg this summer:

Hamburg - Hungarian winger Zoltan Stieber has joined Hamburger SV after signing a three-year deal with the Bundesliga's only ever-present club.

The 25-year-old recently faced off against the Dinos as part of the Greuther Fürth side that lost on away goals in the two-legged relegation play-off, but took time out of a trip with his national team to complete the formalities on Monday.
'An Incredible opportunity'


“HSV are a huge club and Hamburg’s a big city. For me, this is an incredible opportunity to be able to come and play here. I can’t wait until the start of next season in the Bundesliga,” said Stieber, who admitted it was a “strange feeling” leaving Fürth behind following two seasons at the Trolli Arena.

However, he is now looking forward to adding to the 23 top-tier appearances he has made in his career at one of Germany's most tradition-laden clubs. “The atmosphere in the Imtech Arena in the first leg of the play-off was absolutely breathtaking,” said the former 1. FSV Mainz 05 winger.

Having seen Stieber impress in both games against the Red Shorts, setting up Fürth’s first goal in the second leg with a sublime piece of skill, Hamburg are convinced they have recruited a player who is ready to finally make his mark on the top flight. “We’re delighted Zoltan chose to join HSV,” said sporting director Oliver Kreuzer. “He’s incredibly versatile across the frontline, is agile, tricky and fast. We want to inject more pace into our attacking approach and Zoltan fits our requirements perfectly.”



Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: ACVilla on June 23, 2014, 09:23:00 PM
Liam Ridgewell has signed for Portland Timbers. ITK and all that.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2014, 09:56:23 PM
Just noticed that Fulham's reserve keeper is none other than ol baggy trousers himself, Gabor Kiraly.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on October 04, 2014, 10:01:47 PM
Just noticed that Fulham's reserve keeper is none other than ok baggy trousers himself, Gabor Kiraly.
Bloody hell, he's still around??? Ha ha.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 05, 2014, 09:17:51 AM
Lee Hendrie went off with a hamstring injury in Basford United's 1-0 defeat to Mickleover Royals in the FA Vase yesterday.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Neil Hawkes on October 05, 2014, 11:45:20 AM
Just seen yet another reason why I never want to see Alan Hutton in a Villa shirt again.

Why, what's happened now?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Legion on October 05, 2014, 11:46:39 AM
I have no idea. I also have no idea who is currently masquerading as our right back.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Risso on October 05, 2014, 12:20:53 PM
Lee Hendrie went off with a hamstring injury in Basford United's 1-0 defeat to Mickleover Royals in the FA Vase yesterday.

You're just making these team names up now aren't you, along with those nicknames the other day! ;)
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on October 05, 2014, 12:24:45 PM
Lee Hendrie went off with a hamstring injury in Basford United's 1-0 defeat to Mickleover Royals in the FA Vase yesterday.

You're just making these team names up now aren't you, along with those nicknames the other day! ;)
I bet even if we played Micklelover Royals we'd only have about 45% possession. ;)
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on October 05, 2014, 02:09:04 PM
Did anyone see Ethan Moore play when he was in Villa's junior set up ?

He's signed for Cinderford Town this season.

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on October 05, 2014, 04:31:34 PM
Did anyone see Ethan Moore play when he was in Villa's junior set up ?

He's signed for Cinderford Town this season.


A relation of Stefan and Luke?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Dave Cooper please on October 05, 2014, 05:23:19 PM
Lee Hendrie went off with a hamstring injury in Basford United's 1-0 defeat to Mickleover Royals in the FA Vase yesterday.

You're just making these team names up now aren't you, along with those nicknames the other day! ;)

Wait until I report on Thurnby Nirvana v Bilborough Pelican.

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on October 05, 2014, 07:29:52 PM
Did anyone see Ethan Moore play when he was in Villa's junior set up ?

He's signed for Cinderford Town this season.


A relation of Stefan and Luke?

Nope.

http://www.gloucestercitizen.co.uk/Ethan-Moore-hits-hat-trick-Cindeford-Town-thrash/story-23010966-detail/story.html

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on October 06, 2014, 12:51:33 PM
Stan's back playing again.
 Stilyan  (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2781986/Stiliyan-Petrov-stars-Sunday-League-Celtic-Aston-Villa-legend-continues-recovery-leukemia.html)
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Pat McMahon on October 06, 2014, 02:10:30 PM
Lee Hendrie went off with a hamstring injury in Basford United's 1-0 defeat to Mickleover Royals in the FA Vase yesterday.

You're just making these team names up now aren't you, along with those nicknames the other day! ;)

Wait until I report on Thurnby Nirvana v Bilborough Pelican.



I once played for a team called Nice Fridge in London. And for another team we played away on Crouch End Vampires pitch.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on October 06, 2014, 02:20:05 PM
Stan's back playing again.
 Stilyan  (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2781986/Stiliyan-Petrov-stars-Sunday-League-Celtic-Aston-Villa-legend-continues-recovery-leukemia.html)
Absolutely brilliant to see. That's someone with a genuine love of the game. Top bloke.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PGW on October 06, 2014, 02:24:25 PM
Stan's back playing again.
 Stilyan  (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2781986/Stiliyan-Petrov-stars-Sunday-League-Celtic-Aston-Villa-legend-continues-recovery-leukemia.html)
That is absolutely brilliant to see ...fair play to him, i wish i'd known in advance as that game was against Northfield over 35's at Northfield Town. I will have to give some bollockings out as not a single person gave me a bell. Would have liked to have been there.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on October 06, 2014, 03:07:38 PM
Stan's back playing again.
 Stilyan  (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2781986/Stiliyan-Petrov-stars-Sunday-League-Celtic-Aston-Villa-legend-continues-recovery-leukemia.html)
That is absolutely brilliant to see ...fair play to him, i wish i'd known in advance as that game was against Northfield over 35's at Northfield Town. I will have to give some bollockings out as not a single person gave me a bell. Would have liked to have been there.
Just checked their website, it has a page for the over 35's but it's useless. I went to have a look at their upcoming fixtures and it's almost a blank page. Pity really because I was thinking of turning up on a Sunday just on the off chance that Stan might be playing.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: adrenachrome on October 20, 2014, 08:05:29 PM
Irish Indie (http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/richard-dunne-becomes-first-ever-player-to-bring-premier-league-own-goals-into-double-figures-30677133.html)

Quote
Richard Dunne becomes first ever player to bring Premier League own goals into double figures


Simon Rice

Published 20/10/2014 | 07:34


It was a bad day for QPR who lost 3-2 to Liverpool, but if anyone in particular was feeling it, then it was Richard Dunne.

The defender has become synonymous with calamity during his career. Whilst featuring for four Premier League clubs, he has proved himself to be a talented defender, although he also has a talent for putting the ball in his own net.

It was Dunne who scored the first goal in the thrilling contest at Loftus Road on Sunday as he needlessly put into his own net after 67 minutes.

It took his tally to 10 own goals in the Premier League, making him the first player to reach double figures.

Dunne scored six during his time at Manchester City, three at Aston Villa and took just three top-flight games with QPR to add to his tally.

The former Republic of Ireland international was already the record holder for most Premier League own goals, but now it's even more impressive. His nearest contenders are Jamie Carragher and Zat Knight with seven each, but with the former retired and the latter playing in the MLS, there's no chance of them catching up.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 20, 2014, 09:29:14 PM
Pah. Derek Mountfield could do that in one season.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 20, 2014, 09:36:28 PM
Did anyone see Ethan Moore play when he was in Villa's junior set up ?

He's signed for Cinderford Town this season.



Some poster on VT was claiming he was potentially the greatest youth player we'd ever produced a few years back.

Obviously not.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithe on October 20, 2014, 09:44:16 PM
Did anyone see Ethan Moore play when he was in Villa's junior set up ?

He's signed for Cinderford Town this season.



Some poster on VT was claiming he was potentially the greatest youth player we'd ever produced a few years back.

Obviously not.

Easy to get wrong, Sid was quoted as saying both Stephen Cooke and Barry Bannan were potentially the best players we'd produced.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 20, 2014, 09:54:21 PM
Did anyone see Ethan Moore play when he was in Villa's junior set up ?

He's signed for Cinderford Town this season.



Some poster on VT was claiming he was potentially the greatest youth player we'd ever produced a few years back.

Obviously not.

Easy to get wrong, Sid was quoted as saying both Stephen Cooke and Barry Bannan were potentially the best players we'd produced.

Sid told me Cooke was the most talented player at the club. I don't think I've ever known a promising player go through the divisions so quickly; they usually at least have the decency to stay at Walsall and/or Kidderminster for a season.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithe on October 20, 2014, 09:56:44 PM
He is bound to have a little bias given the type of player both were.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on October 20, 2014, 09:57:26 PM
Stephen Cooke was a hell of a player on one of the old Champ Manager games if I recall. He made the grade for my Villa.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: OCD on October 20, 2014, 11:28:52 PM
Some of the players at the time commented on what a talent Cooke was. I seem to remember a story about him lobbing Schmeichel in training from some distance. Unfortunately talent isn't enough. If they don't have hunger to develop to go along with it, it often goes to waste.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: adrenachrome on October 21, 2014, 12:36:30 AM
Gordan Cowans often tipped him to go an and do great things.

For sure, talent alone is not enough to make it, but there are may other factors apart from hunger or drive which may come into play. 
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Ron Manager on October 21, 2014, 08:52:56 AM
Stephen Cooke has been mentioned before on other threads (usually by me) I really thought he was going to make the grade.

But he didn't. Possibly too lightweight to cope with midfield. Well could be any ammount of reasons. But he dissappeared from league football very quickly.

But he had talent. A lot of it.

Just checked on Wiki. Hes 32 and playing for Pelsall Villa . Also coaching them. At least he is still involved in football at roots level.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 21, 2014, 11:15:41 AM
Stephen Cooke has been mentioned before on other threads (usually by me) I really thought he was going to make the grade.

But he didn't. Possibly too lightweight to cope with midfield. Well could be any ammount of reasons. But he dissappeared from league football very quickly.

But he had talent. A lot of it.

Just checked on Wiki. Hes 32 and playing for Pelsall Villa . Also coaching them. At least he is still involved in football at roots level.

That was in 2010.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Ron Manager on October 21, 2014, 11:46:39 AM
Stephen Cooke has been mentioned before on other threads (usually by me) I really thought he was going to make the grade.

But he didn't. Possibly too lightweight to cope with midfield. Well could be any ammount of reasons. But he dissappeared from league football very quickly.

But he had talent. A lot of it.

Just checked on Wiki. Hes 32 and playing for Pelsall Villa . Also coaching them. At least he is still involved in football at roots level.

That was in 2010.

That would make him 36 then and that isn't right. I will see what I can find out. Pelsall Villa were in danger of collapsing earlier this year but I know a few people from that area. Somebody might know what became of him.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 21, 2014, 11:54:02 AM
Irish Indie (http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/premier-league/richard-dunne-becomes-first-ever-player-to-bring-premier-league-own-goals-into-double-figures-30677133.html)

Quote
Richard Dunne becomes first ever player to bring Premier League own goals into double figures


Simon Rice

Published 20/10/2014 | 07:34


It was a bad day for QPR who lost 3-2 to Liverpool, but if anyone in particular was feeling it, then it was Richard Dunne.

The defender has become synonymous with calamity during his career. Whilst featuring for four Premier League clubs, he has proved himself to be a talented defender, although he also has a talent for putting the ball in his own net.

It was Dunne who scored the first goal in the thrilling contest at Loftus Road on Sunday as he needlessly put into his own net after 67 minutes.

It took his tally to 10 own goals in the Premier League, making him the first player to reach double figures.

Dunne scored six during his time at Manchester City, three at Aston Villa and took just three top-flight games with QPR to add to his tally.

The former Republic of Ireland international was already the record holder for most Premier League own goals, but now it's even more impressive. His nearest contenders are Jamie Carragher and Zat Knight with seven each, but with the former retired and the latter playing in the MLS, there's no chance of them catching up.

But has he scored any own goals as good as Vergini's for Sunderland on Saturday?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 23, 2014, 11:05:29 AM
Heard today that Isaiah Osbourne is now at Scunthorpe United.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 23, 2014, 11:15:46 AM
Heard today that Isaiah Osbourne is now at Scunthorpe United.

3 month deal, played against Colchester.

*takes off statto hat

/closeswiki
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on October 23, 2014, 11:23:25 AM
Is that Isaiah Osbourne the new Patrick Viera, or Isaiah Osbourne the original Yacouba Sylla?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 23, 2014, 11:25:44 AM
In many ways i'm glad he didn't make it at the Villa. Some people have enough trouble spelling Clark never mind Isaiah Osbourne.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Weedy on October 24, 2014, 04:41:23 AM
Expanded article/interview with Stan:-

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2805608/Former-Aston-Villa-captain-Bulgaria-s-record-cap-holder-Stiliyan-Petrov-returns.html
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on October 24, 2014, 10:48:11 AM
Had no idea that our old boy "Bobby" Pires was still playing. He's one of the marquee stars in the new Indian Super League. So far he's managed to get himself punched in the face.
https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/football-refile-isl-probes-allegation-assault-pires-072723748--sow.html (https://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/news/football-refile-isl-probes-allegation-assault-pires-072723748--sow.html)
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 24, 2014, 11:32:03 PM
I try to forget Pires even played for us.

Houllier didn't half drop some clangers in his short time here.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: supertom on October 25, 2014, 10:47:21 AM
I try to forget Pires even played for us.

Houllier didn't half drop some clangers in his short time here.
I remember one of the first games he played for us was against Arsenal. He got absolutely mullered in that game. I think almost every Arsenal player, maybe even their keeper might have roasted Bobby for pace that day. Left him coughing on a dust cloud. He couldn't get near the ball all game. You just knew right then that his legs were well gone.
Still, the goal against Blackburn in the cup was class. I'll give him that.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on October 25, 2014, 11:23:07 AM
I try to forget Pires even played for us.

Houllier didn't half drop some clangers in his short time here.
I had forgotten about him until Wednesday night and he popped up on Sky and mentioned he played for us.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 25, 2014, 01:13:28 PM
I try to forget Pires even played for us.

Houllier didn't half drop some clangers in his short time here.

He was here for a couple of months at a time when we couldn't sign anyone else and we were desperate for numbers. He cost nothing, his wages were likely to be comparative peanuts and it wasn't like he was keeping anyone out of the team.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: not3bad on November 04, 2014, 08:44:40 AM
Isaiah Osbourne seems happy:

http://www.scunthorpetelegraph.co.uk/Scunthorpe-United-midfielder-Isaiah-Osbourne/story-24041760-detail/story.html

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 08, 2018, 11:35:36 AM
Bumping this to hear and discuss former players,  its in my  preference  to  threads  on specific  players .

If those who feel same they can write but if others don't then they can do as they choose too .

(unless it's some legends do we really need to  pay such attention in giving own thread to past players ! Personally I think it should  be current players only)

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 08, 2018, 11:37:46 AM
 Wolves have officially signed winger Adama Traore for a club-record fee after meeting the £18m release clause in his Middlesbrough contract!!

I think villa get a piece of the pie!

So much for cheksea but I think he has talent to play in premier league and on his game is basically unplayable .
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 08, 2018, 09:36:45 PM
Talk of Carlos Sanchez off to West ham. I remember this morning world cup he was truly awful either getting sent off or intentional fouling and giving the PK for Harry Kane.

I think Pellegrini will fancy him for his south American flavor but I don't feel he's suited to British tempo .
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: London Villan on August 08, 2018, 09:37:57 PM
He's good at running about 5 yards behind the opposition player with the ball.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Virgil Caine on August 09, 2018, 06:33:39 AM
For those with memories of youth players that we thought would make it Janoi Doncenian who played regularly in the Accrington Stanley (resist the urge to say the obvious) team in their promotion year has bagged himself a transfer to the East Anglian powerhouse that is Ipswich Town.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 09, 2018, 02:46:14 PM
Jordan Ayew on route to Palace.

Is that palace getting relegated then?!

The partner ship

Ayew and Benteke !
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Dave on August 09, 2018, 09:01:41 PM
Isaiah Osbourne to Walsall from Forest Green Rovers
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 09, 2018, 11:43:38 PM
I always liked Donacien and thought he would make it, perhaps he still will. Can’t be that old. Was thinking about Isaiah Osbourne the other day, as one of the Villa/Hibs players (McGinn, Bremner, Cropley, De La Cruz).
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 10, 2018, 01:08:25 AM
He's 25 in a few months, I liked him in those few pre-season games he played that one season and hoped at the time he'd be given a few competitive games. I guess his career since shows we didn't miss out on much.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 11, 2018, 08:01:04 AM
Benteke to score for Palace today Fulham have new / not first choice defence .

'pierrot' ayew on the bench for palace perhaps .

I don't know if Joe Bennett will be favoured think he could be below Cunningham now and be interesting to see how Cardiff get on against Bournemouth . Could be a 0-0

Gueye will be given run around by the wolves but thinking he be the midfielder destroyer for everton this season.

Westwood and Lowton .
Well tbf to Lowton at least he shows some intenet going forward.

Westwood seems more a place holder at this time and gets game time starts due to injuries




Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 11, 2018, 09:11:05 AM
Regarding the Fantasy Football, I was wondering if you could make a team from ex-Villa players.

I think the answer is that your have plenty to choose from, other than Goalkeepers.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 11, 2018, 09:29:17 AM
Regarding the Fantasy Football, I was wondering if you could make a team from ex-Villa players.

I think the answer is that your have plenty to choose from, other than Goalkeepers.

Challenge accepted loans included!


Can't find a prem gk!

Lowton  Walker  Clark Bertrand

Albrighton   Gueye Delph Milner

 Young
                   
Benteke Ayew


Subs
Traoré
Carlos sanchez
Hogg
Bardsley
Bennett
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 12, 2018, 08:16:01 AM
Ciaran Clark played for Newcastle v Spurs and kept Harry Kane very quiet .

Wonder if he be a mainstay after the signing of other centre backs
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 12, 2018, 03:40:22 PM
Milner two assists and a lovely head gear .
Ageless performance today v a tepid west ham
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Villa Lew on August 12, 2018, 06:10:07 PM
Yeah with all the new players they've bought in, I was surprised to see him start, but he was very good today.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 12, 2018, 06:24:45 PM
It's only the first game similar to Clark and Bennett though far superior and reliable

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Mossie Hennebry on August 12, 2018, 06:26:42 PM
Regarding the Fantasy Football, I was wondering if you could make a team from ex-Villa players.

I think the answer is that your have plenty to choose from, other than Goalkeepers.

Challenge accepted loans included!


Can't find a prem gk!

Lowton  Walker  Clark Bertrand

Albrighton   Gueye Delph Milner

 Young
                   
Benteke Ayew


Subs
Traoré
Carlos sanchez
Hogg
Bardsley
Bennett

Use a bit of poetic licence and put Schmeichel in sticks. For sub keeper, just pick some lad that will never start.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 12, 2018, 06:29:40 PM
There don't appear to be any ex-Villa goalkeepers. Closest you can get is Kasper Schmeichel, as his dad played for us.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: JD on August 13, 2018, 11:07:50 AM
No Cahill?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave shelley on August 13, 2018, 01:41:22 PM
What about Stuart Taylor for gk?  Whose bench is he warming these days or us he retired?  I don't know.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Dave on August 13, 2018, 01:52:59 PM
Currently without a club after leaving Southampton in the summer.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on August 13, 2018, 01:53:03 PM
Left Southampton at the end of last season, having not played a game for them.

There can't be many players who have had a 20 year career and played so few games
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Pat McMahon on August 13, 2018, 02:13:48 PM
Left Southampton at the end of last season, having not played a game for them.

There can't be many players who have had a 20 year career and played so few games

Raymond van der Gouw springs to mind. He must have had more medals than appearances.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on August 13, 2018, 03:14:12 PM
Nope, he had a long career in Dutch football before and after his time over here
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 13, 2018, 04:52:03 PM
No Cahill?

My bad ! Great shout !
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 18, 2018, 03:43:29 PM
Isaiah Osbourne has just scored for Worzull.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 19, 2018, 09:56:21 PM
England left wing back Ashley young played as right back in a 3 -2 defeat at Brighton .

Was one of better performers in a very poor man utd team
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 19, 2018, 11:37:39 PM
Lowton with a great assist today. Shame it was for Watford.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 20, 2018, 09:03:44 PM
Milner Liverpool captain and scored a pen v palace. Apparently in the 47 times he's scored he's never lost a match in premier league.
Top player
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: London Villan on August 20, 2018, 09:04:58 PM
Another ex-player captaining at top premier league team.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 21, 2018, 09:55:20 PM
Andi Weimann a brace away at QPR this evening
Started season well with a few goals . Well played
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on August 22, 2018, 11:33:52 PM
Barry Bannan scoring absolute worldy tonight for Wednesday

Well played
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 26, 2018, 12:39:03 AM
Hogg was sent off for violent conduct.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Villafirst on August 26, 2018, 07:15:44 AM
Weimann top scorer in the Championship with 5 goals. A bit hasty that we let him go.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Exeter 77 on August 26, 2018, 09:58:15 AM
Weimann top scorer in the Championship with 5 goals. A bit hasty that we let him go.
A Tim Sherwood decision.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithe on August 26, 2018, 10:00:49 AM
Some players just need a move to reinvigorate themselves, Weimann being an example. Good luck to him but it was the right decision at the time to move him on.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Virgil Caine on August 31, 2018, 06:18:10 PM
Just heard that Peter Whittingham has had his contract with Blackburn terminated. Came as a bit of a shock to find he was 33, seems like yesterday watching him on his Villa Park debut. He had a great career with Cardiff amassing over 400 appearances.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Villa in Denmark on August 31, 2018, 07:04:09 PM
Gollini was part of the Atalanta side that lost to FCK on penalties last night. Close but no cigar with every penalty.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: mike on August 31, 2018, 11:08:44 PM
Milner Liverpool captain and scored a pen v palace. Apparently in the 47 times he's scored he's never lost a match in premier league.
Top player

I can't think of a player I have liked more than James Milner since Ian Taylor.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on September 01, 2018, 09:30:45 AM
Callum Robinson (Preston North End) has been called up to the Republic ireland squad



Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 02, 2018, 12:26:43 AM
Carlos played an important part in Adama's winner.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: SteveN on September 05, 2018, 05:52:26 PM
www.theguardian.com/football/2018/sep/04/steve-sidwell-interview-retirement-premier-league-brighton

Interesting article on Steve Sidwell.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on September 05, 2018, 06:26:10 PM
www.theguardian.com/football/2018/sep/04/steve-sidwell-interview-retirement-premier-league-brighton

Interesting article on Steve Sidwell.
good  read that - good luck to him -
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on September 05, 2018, 08:02:58 PM
Sidders effectively took a year out by going to chelsea from reading should have come villa then when in top form not after chelsea
64 times scored 4 goals.
The one against Everton was unbelievable hit
And his assist for a throw in probably highlights
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Exeter 77 on September 07, 2018, 07:30:41 PM
This list of players has a depressingly common theme.

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/sport/football/18-england-internationals-of-the-last-decade-who-have-totally-fallen-off-the-radar/ss-BBMX001?li=BBoPWjQ&ocid=mailsignout
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on September 09, 2018, 07:51:07 PM
Peter Crouch:

"I became football's Alan Partridge"

Villa wanted to persuade me to sign. As negotiations went on I was put up at the Belfry Hotel. My room was incredible. The Brabazon Suite, overlooking the 18th green. I walked in with my dad and thought, this is unreal. My dad winked at me. Oh yes, son. We've arrived now...

I signed. I drove back to the hotel. I walked past reception. Hello, sir, the club have asked us to move you to a different room. Oh, OK. Key in the door. Almost banging my nose on the opposite wall, the only thing stopping me tripping over the single bed being the ironing board that took up the remaining floorspace. It was smaller than the bathroom in the Brabazon Suite.

I stayed in that room for three months, except when the Ryder Cup was on, when I had to move out even of that. It got so lonely I'd go out driving by myself, not aiming to get to anywhere, simply aiming to get away from the single bed and my reflection in the mirror. I'd look for places that had weird names.

I'd end up at a fast-food drive-thru, get a burger and drive back to the Belfry, sitting there on the bed with my quarter-pounder and fries. It got grim fast. I was going loopy even faster. I became institutionalised. I expected my towels to be folded each morning and to return after training to a chocolate on my pillow.

I became a footballing Alan Partridge. I was on first-name terms with staff. I ate in the on-site carvery so often, every day was like Sunday. Some evenings I'd sit in the resort nightclub with a pot of tea, just to hear loud dance music rather than having to watch bad TV in my room

Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eamonn on September 09, 2018, 07:55:16 PM
Where's that from 'Skillz? Didn't Peter have the gumption to sort himself out with an apartment or was it bad old Doug's fault somehow?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 09, 2018, 08:06:24 PM
You do here of more than a few who sound like they'd starve to death if left alone for 36 hours.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 09, 2018, 08:06:51 PM
I assume it's from a new book as he suddenly seems to be talking about us, Rafa, Roy Keane and so on.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Damo70 on September 09, 2018, 08:09:52 PM
Peter Crouch:

"I became football's Alan Partridge"

Villa wanted to persuade me to sign. As negotiations went on I was put up at the Belfry Hotel. My room was incredible. The Brabazon Suite, overlooking the 18th green. I walked in with my dad and thought, this is unreal. My dad winked at me. Oh yes, son. We've arrived now...

I signed. I drove back to the hotel. I walked past reception. Hello, sir, the club have asked us to move you to a different room. Oh, OK. Key in the door. Almost banging my nose on the opposite wall, the only thing stopping me tripping over the single bed being the ironing board that took up the remaining floorspace. It was smaller than the bathroom in the Brabazon Suite.

I stayed in that room for three months, except when the Ryder Cup was on, when I had to move out even of that. It got so lonely I'd go out driving by myself, not aiming to get to anywhere, simply aiming to get away from the single bed and my reflection in the mirror. I'd look for places that had weird names.

I'd end up at a fast-food drive-thru, get a burger and drive back to the Belfry, sitting there on the bed with my quarter-pounder and fries. It got grim fast. I was going loopy even faster. I became institutionalised. I expected my towels to be folded each morning and to return after training to a chocolate on my pillow.

I became a footballing Alan Partridge. I was on first-name terms with staff. I ate in the on-site carvery so often, every day was like Sunday. Some evenings I'd sit in the resort nightclub with a pot of tea, just to hear loud dance music rather than having to watch bad TV in my room


I read that in his book quite a while back. I am guessing he has released an updated version. I accept that Doug pulled a typical fast one with his hotel room, but surely he could have quickly made other arrangements for himself. He was 21 and had a big fat signing on fee in his bank on top of whaterver previous savings he had. I moved two thousand miles away from home to be a DJ when I was 23 (I had always lived with my parents up to that point) and had enough money to last me about two months and needed to find myself a job and an apartment in that time, despite only having a very basic grasp of the language at that point.

It was also his second big move as he had already moved from QPR to Portsmouth.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 09, 2018, 08:10:16 PM
You do here of more than a few who sound like they'd starve to death if left alone for 36 hours.

You only have to read the Sidwell stuff above to realise how much they are basically kept from reality so as all they have to focus on is their football.

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Sidwell describes the jolt footballers feel when cut free from their high-pressured but numbingly cosseted world. “Football is about instant results. Yes, footballers live a luxurious life and we get given everything. If you split a pair of boots you get a new pair that same afternoon. If you’ve got a cough you see the club doctor. And you get a prescription that’s filled straightaway. Everything’s given to you instantly.

“You’re a commodity to the club, and they want you to have no stress. So you lose a little touch with reality. I’ve never had a GP because I’ve never needed to go outside my club but in the big world you need to pay accounts, sort out your MOT. People outside football won’t always grasp this but not doing these little things can mean you lose touch with society.”

It also means that some footballers don’t develop many social skills. “One hundred per cent,” Sidwell says. “It’s even more so for the top players. They get criticised if they go out or if they stay in. They can’t win so in the end they build up a barrier. Now when your career finishes you’re not really used to talking to people. And you obviously need that skill in the real world.”
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eamonn on September 09, 2018, 10:23:38 PM
How To Be A Footballer by Crouch is out On September 20th. If it's a newly-updated/revised edition as Damo suggests, you would have thought he'd wait til he'd actually retired - he's still at Stoke isn't he?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 09, 2018, 10:49:09 PM
Walking Tall came out in 2007. So I assume HTBAF will have a lot of the same stories as well as new ones from the last 11 years.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 09, 2018, 10:56:50 PM
The Crouch story is similar to Angel, who gained a lot of sympathy when he was apparently treated badly on his arrival. As was said at the time, "He expected help 24 hours a day, and Villa don't do that for anyone".
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Risso on September 09, 2018, 11:50:37 PM
The Crouch story is similar to Angel, who gained a lot of sympathy when he was apparently treated badly on his arrival. As was said at the time, "He expected help 24 hours a day, and Villa don't do that for anyone".

That’s not remotely as I recall it. He arrived, hardly speaking any English. His wife and child were then taken ill, and he was messed around by the hotel he was in. Gregory admitted they didn’t do enough to help him settle, which is why they appointed the player liaison officer afterwards.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 10, 2018, 12:12:56 AM
The Crouch story is similar to Angel, who gained a lot of sympathy when he was apparently treated badly on his arrival. As was said at the time, "He expected help 24 hours a day, and Villa don't do that for anyone".

That’s not remotely as I recall it. He arrived, hardly speaking any English. His wife and child were then taken ill, and he was messed around by the hotel he was in. Gregory admitted they didn’t do enough to help him settle, which is why they appointed the player liaison officer afterwards.

He was asked to move his room in the Belfry for one night. That was the extent of his being messed around.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: mike on September 10, 2018, 06:49:54 AM
I’d have a bit more sympathy with JPA moving his whole family thousands of miles to a country where he can’t speak the language (and then them getting ill) than Big Pete moving a bit up the road. Having said that, I always liked both of them.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on September 10, 2018, 08:36:19 AM
Where's that from 'Skillz? Didn't Peter have the gumption to sort himself out with an apartment or was it bad old Doug's fault somehow?

From his hilarious book available online and in all good book stores
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: fredm on September 10, 2018, 11:16:45 AM
The Crouch story is similar to Angel, who gained a lot of sympathy when he was apparently treated badly on his arrival. As was said at the time, "He expected help 24 hours a day, and Villa don't do that for anyone".

That’s not remotely as I recall it. He arrived, hardly speaking any English. His wife and child were then taken ill, and he was messed around by the hotel he was in. Gregory admitted they didn’t do enough to help him settle, which is why they appointed the player liaison officer afterwards.

He was asked to move his room in the Belfry for one night. That was the extent of his being messed around.

Yes but this was a (relatively) young man who had just moved continents, I believe had a very small grasp of the english language, and had a wife, who presumably couldn't speak the language, and a small child who was not very well. Perhaps the reasons for him being "messed about" were not made very well to him leaving him frustrated and upset that no one seemed to bother to ensure he fully understood what was happening.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 10, 2018, 11:24:21 AM
The Crouch story is similar to Angel, who gained a lot of sympathy when he was apparently treated badly on his arrival. As was said at the time, "He expected help 24 hours a day, and Villa don't do that for anyone".

That’s not remotely as I recall it. He arrived, hardly speaking any English. His wife and child were then taken ill, and he was messed around by the hotel he was in. Gregory admitted they didn’t do enough to help him settle, which is why they appointed the player liaison officer afterwards.

He was asked to move his room in the Belfry for one night. That was the extent of his being messed around.

Yes but this was a (relatively) young man who had just moved continents, I believe had a very small grasp of the english language, and had a wife, who presumably couldn't speak the language, and a small child who was not very well. Perhaps the reasons for him being "messed about" were not made very well to him leaving him frustrated and upset that no one seemed to bother to ensure he fully understood what was happening.

At the time my heart bled for this man earning a fortune, who apparently couldn't contact anyone who speak Spanish to help him. It still does, as it does for all footballers. Incidentally, Sir Graham said that one of the reasons he couldn't get much out of Angel two years later was that he was still moping about his supposed ill-treatment. 
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Risso on September 10, 2018, 11:30:46 AM
It wasn't just his son who was ill, it was his wife.  And if Taylor did say that, it was utterly pathetic of him.  What was his excuse for failing to get much out of every other player in the squad as well then?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 10, 2018, 11:39:43 AM
It wasn't just his son who was ill, it was his wife.  And if Taylor did say that, it was utterly pathetic of him.  What was his excuse for failing to get much out of every other player in the squad as well then?

Nice to see the Angel love-in still burns brightly. 2002-03 was a poor season; the many and varied reasons for that have been explained in full ever since. Sir Graham would probably have admitted that he shouldn't have come back - there's certainly enough evidence that had he known the full extent of what he was taking on he wouldn't have done so. I can't see how him being honest about a player years after the event makes him pathetic, but then again I can't understand why someone would want to stay in a job where he was so upset about being treated so badly.

I wonder what Ryu's doing these days?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: mike on September 10, 2018, 12:13:13 PM
It wasn't just his son who was ill, it was his wife.  And if Taylor did say that, it was utterly pathetic of him.  What was his excuse for failing to get much out of every other player in the squad as well then?

Nice to see the Angel love-in still burns brightly. 2002-03 was a poor season; the many and varied reasons for that have been explained in full ever since. Sir Graham would probably have admitted that he shouldn't have come back - there's certainly enough evidence that had he known the full extent of what he was taking on he wouldn't have done so. I can't see how him being honest about a player years after the event makes him pathetic, but then again I can't understand why someone would want to stay in a job where he was so upset about being treated so badly.

I wonder what Ryu's doing these days?

I'd normally agree with you on the spoilt footballer thing, Dave, but I think a man sat in a hotel in a country on a different continent where he can't speak the language with no family or friends suddenly finding his wife and young son ill is going to have a few problems, regardless of his income. I had the misfortune to have my son fall ill abroad and it was a nightmare, irrespective of the fact I am a mature man who has spent a lot of years in a tough working environment. Of course, you know more about the circumstances than I do, but I feel for him in that situation. I certainly didn't feel like finding an interpreter when I was at my wit's end.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 10, 2018, 12:32:07 PM
It wasn't just his son who was ill, it was his wife.  And if Taylor did say that, it was utterly pathetic of him.  What was his excuse for failing to get much out of every other player in the squad as well then?

Nice to see the Angel love-in still burns brightly. 2002-03 was a poor season; the many and varied reasons for that have been explained in full ever since. Sir Graham would probably have admitted that he shouldn't have come back - there's certainly enough evidence that had he known the full extent of what he was taking on he wouldn't have done so. I can't see how him being honest about a player years after the event makes him pathetic, but then again I can't understand why someone would want to stay in a job where he was so upset about being treated so badly.

I wonder what Ryu's doing these days?

I'd normally agree with you on the spoilt footballer thing, Dave, but I think a man sat in a hotel in a country on a different continent where he can't speak the language with no family or friends suddenly finding his wife and young son ill is going to have a few problems, regardless of his income. I had the misfortune to have my son fall ill abroad and it was a nightmare, irrespective of the fact I am a mature man who has spent a lot of years in a tough working environment. Of course, you know more about the circumstances than I do, but I feel for him in that situation. I certainly didn't feel like finding an interpreter when I was at my wit's end.

To be honest, I might have had a lot more sympathy for him if he'd tried to meet us halfway but it was Martin Swain, no great lover of the board of the time, who said that he expected constant attention even before Mrs Angel and Geronimo arrived on the scene. I think the whole Angel affair was just the most visible aspect of a club that was riven with discord from top to bottom. I've just gone through the book interview Sir Graham did   with me and it's incredible to look back at what he said (even the publishable bits) and think that this was a club with serious top four designs at the time. As he said, it was a wonder we'd got anywhere near the top of the table and being there for so long in 1998 was an achievement by John Gregory that probably wasn't appreciated so much either then or now.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Risso on September 10, 2018, 01:57:07 PM

At the time my heart bled for this man earning a fortune, who apparently couldn't contact anyone who speak Spanish to help him. It still does, as it does for all footballers. Incidentally, Sir Graham said that one of the reasons he couldn't get much out of Angel two years later was that he was still moping about his supposed ill-treatment. 

That's a bit like Gregory saying that Stan Collymore was earming too much money to be really depressed.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Risso on September 10, 2018, 02:00:33 PM
It seems like JPA and his family all arrived together.  Gregory thankfully, seemed to be fairly understanding in this case, praising Angel's attitude:

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/angel-finds-mercy-for-a-family-dedication-9240293.html
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 10, 2018, 02:05:11 PM

At the time my heart bled for this man earning a fortune, who apparently couldn't contact anyone who speak Spanish to help him. It still does, as it does for all footballers. Incidentally, Sir Graham said that one of the reasons he couldn't get much out of Angel two years later was that he was still moping about his supposed ill-treatment. 

That's a bit like Gregory saying that Stan Collymore was earming too much money to be really depressed.

It isn't, but never mind.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Damo70 on September 10, 2018, 02:09:08 PM

At the time my heart bled for this man earning a fortune, who apparently couldn't contact anyone who speak Spanish to help him. It still does, as it does for all footballers. Incidentally, Sir Graham said that one of the reasons he couldn't get much out of Angel two years later was that he was still moping about his supposed ill-treatment. 

That's a bit like Gregory saying that Stan Collymore was earming too much money to be really depressed.


I think a lot of people who haven't suffered from depression can have quite a dismissive attitude to people who do suffer from it. I was responsible for staffing twelve to fifteen betting shops and got quite intolerant with people who missed a lot of time from work due to depression. Having suffered with it myself in more recent years I have a totally different perspective of the illness.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Risso on September 10, 2018, 02:14:47 PM
Completely agree Damo.  And I've also had friends and family who have been seriously ill, and when they are, the amount of money you earn, and the job you are supposed to be doing really do seem like unimportant trivialities, which I'm certain you are also all too aware of.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: john e on September 10, 2018, 08:04:58 PM
I follow JPA on Twitter and he still loves the Villa,
so whatever happened and whoever's fault it was didn't change that

I loved watching him
He had more skill and vision than the rest put together
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 10, 2018, 08:22:46 PM

At the time my heart bled for this man earning a fortune, who apparently couldn't contact anyone who speak Spanish to help him. It still does, as it does for all footballers. Incidentally, Sir Graham said that one of the reasons he couldn't get much out of Angel two years later was that he was still moping about his supposed ill-treatment. 

That's a bit like Gregory saying that Stan Collymore was earming too much money to be really depressed.

It isn't, but never mind.

I think it is too.  It's never good to dismiss other people's problems, especially - seemingly - because they have plenty of money.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on September 10, 2018, 08:35:29 PM

At the time my heart bled for this man earning a fortune, who apparently couldn't contact anyone who speak Spanish to help him. It still does, as it does for all footballers. Incidentally, Sir Graham said that one of the reasons he couldn't get much out of Angel two years later was that he was still moping about his supposed ill-treatment. 

That's a bit like Gregory saying that Stan Collymore was earming too much money to be really depressed.

It isn't, but never mind.

I think it is too.  It's never good to dismiss other people's problems, especially - seemingly - because they have plenty of money.

It's nothing like it. There's absolutely no suggestion that SGT dismissed Angel's feelings because he had plenty of money. He simply said that Angel was still moping about something that happened two years before SGT returned to the club.  There's no dismissal of any sort. It's not even close to Gregory's views on Collymore which were ignorant in the extreme.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 10, 2018, 08:37:28 PM
It's nothing like it. There's absolutely no suggestion that SGT dismissed Angel's feelings because he had plenty of money. He simply said that Angel was still moping about something that happened two years before SGT returned to the club.  There's no dismissal of any sort. It's not even close to Gregory's views on Collymore which were ignorant in the extreme.
I wasn't talking about SGT.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on September 10, 2018, 08:43:58 PM
It's nothing like it. There's absolutely no suggestion that SGT dismissed Angel's feelings because he had plenty of money. He simply said that Angel was still moping about something that happened two years before SGT returned to the club.  There's no dismissal of any sort. It's not even close to Gregory's views on Collymore which were ignorant in the extreme.
I wasn't talking about SGT.

It reads as if you're agreeing that SGT's treatment of Angel was akin to Gregory's of Collymore. Which it wasn't.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 10, 2018, 08:46:12 PM
It reads as if you're agreeing that SGT's treatment of Angel was akin to Gregory's of Collymore. Which it wasn't.
Well I'm not.  I was simply disagreeing with Dave's remarks, that's all.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 10, 2018, 09:07:22 PM
It reads as if you're agreeing that SGT's treatment of Angel was akin to Gregory's of Collymore. Which it wasn't.
Well I'm not.  I was simply disagreeing with Dave's remarks, that's all.

Angel's problems, such as they were, weren't illness-related. They were down to his belief that he wasn't looked after on a round the clock basis two years earlier, which as I said, is/was something that no player got at the Villa. I couldn't then, and still can't, understand why, if he felt he or his family needed extra attention, he didn't pay for it.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 10, 2018, 09:14:12 PM
It reads as if you're agreeing that SGT's treatment of Angel was akin to Gregory's of Collymore. Which it wasn't.
Well I'm not.  I was simply disagreeing with Dave's remarks, that's all.

I disagree, too. Cluelessness, like many traits, is not obviated by wealth. He was an asset, he should've been treated as such.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Drummond on September 10, 2018, 10:20:17 PM
I guess the question is whether he asked for help. He should have done. If he wasn't happy 2 years later he should have requested a transfer. Or just get on with it.

If you're on that sort of money, you can afford any type of support you need. You just need to ask.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 10, 2018, 10:48:44 PM
I guess the question is whether he asked for help. He should have done. If he wasn't happy 2 years later he should have requested a transfer. Or just get on with it.

If you're on that sort of money, you can afford any type of support you need. You just need to ask.

But if you don't know who you can ask, it doesn't matter two jots how much money you have or haven't got.

Say you bought a race car. Or a race horse. Something of that ilk. You'd blown a not inconsiderable fortune on it, because that's how much it cost on the contemporary market. You'd hope for a return on your investment, be it either financial or accolades. Would the best route to realising this be, "fuck it, it cost enough, job obviously done"?

I'd even say that the more you pay, the farther you should go in ensuring that they're looked after, be that by mechanic, trainer or personal dogsbody. Their ineptitude as a functioning mortal is irrelevant.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Ads on September 10, 2018, 11:30:52 PM
You ask your agent.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eamonn on September 11, 2018, 12:13:53 AM
Yep, Ryu/Forsyth should have kept his client sweet.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Drummond on September 11, 2018, 12:47:09 PM
I guess the question is whether he asked for help. He should have done. If he wasn't happy 2 years later he should have requested a transfer. Or just get on with it.

If you're on that sort of money, you can afford any type of support you need. You just need to ask.

But if you don't know who you can ask, it doesn't matter two jots how much money you have or haven't got.

Say you bought a race car. Or a race horse. Something of that ilk. You'd blown a not inconsiderable fortune on it, because that's how much it cost on the contemporary market. You'd hope for a return on your investment, be it either financial or accolades. Would the best route to realising this be, "fuck it, it cost enough, job obviously done"?

I'd even say that the more you pay, the farther you should go in ensuring that they're looked after, be that by mechanic, trainer or personal dogsbody. Their ineptitude as a functioning mortal is irrelevant.

Which is why we changed it to great effect.

However, you'd expect anyone with half the brain of a cat to realise that if they ain't happy they should ask someone for help. Agent, Manager, PFA, Chairman, Captain, fellow players.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Risso on September 11, 2018, 01:19:37 PM
According to Gregory, Angel got on with the job just fine:

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/angel-finds-mercy-for-a-family-dedication-9240293.html

'Angel's assertion that "every hour, every day, I am working to make my game better" is underlined by his manager. "Juan is in most mornings at nine o'clock, in the weight room and the gym, working out, doing extra. He came back early in the summer because he needed to get himself a good pre-season here. He has really gone about his job in a top-class manner because he wants so much to succeed. He has drive and hunger. He is a good pro, a very conscientious boy." '

And Angel himself said "This season is my real start with Villa. I have prepared well, I am happy, confident."

He had a good season in 01/02, and again in 03/04, but didn't in the intervening 02/03 season because he was still moping? Nobody had a good season in 2002/03.  Crouch and Allback both struggled, and our top scorer was an ageing Dion Dublin with 10 goals.  I don't suppose anybody was happy at being nearly relegated, but I just don't buy it that Angel had his bottom lip out because of what had gone on two years before.  The biggest problem in that team was that it wasn't settled, and included dross like UDLC, Mark Kinsella and Oyvind Leonhardsen.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eamonn on September 11, 2018, 02:41:18 PM
Blimey, you can tell it's international week when we're getting such mileage out of this old story!
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 11, 2018, 05:05:08 PM
According to Gregory, Angel got on with the job just fine:

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/angel-finds-mercy-for-a-family-dedication-9240293.html

'Angel's assertion that "every hour, every day, I am working to make my game better" is underlined by his manager. "Juan is in most mornings at nine o'clock, in the weight room and the gym, working out, doing extra. He came back early in the summer because he needed to get himself a good pre-season here. He has really gone about his job in a top-class manner because he wants so much to succeed. He has drive and hunger. He is a good pro, a very conscientious boy." '

And Angel himself said "This season is my real start with Villa. I have prepared well, I am happy, confident."

He had a good season in 01/02, and again in 03/04, but didn't in the intervening 02/03 season because he was still moping? Nobody had a good season in 2002/03.  Crouch and Allback both struggled, and our top scorer was an ageing Dion Dublin with 10 goals.  I don't suppose anybody was happy at being nearly relegated, but I just don't buy it that Angel had his bottom lip out because of what had gone on two years before.  The biggest problem in that team was that it wasn't settled, and included dross like UDLC, Mark Kinsella and Oyvind Leonhardsen.


Have it your way. Graham Taylor was lying, on tape and on the record. I don't care and I don't suppose he would have that much.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Exeter 77 on September 11, 2018, 05:46:55 PM
I thought that SGT was convinced Angel was leaving in the summer of 2002 which is why he signed Marcus Allbäck.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Damo70 on September 11, 2018, 06:16:15 PM
I thought that SGT was convinced Angel was leaving in the summer of 2002 which is why he signed Marcus Allbäck.

A few of us went on a lads weekend to Amsterdam in the early 'noughties'. I think there were six of us and I was the last one to go through customs at the airport. None of us had anything on us we shouldn't have had to the best of my knowledge. We were mainly drinkers and I think the one or two of our crowd who liked a smoke had kept it to where it was allowed. Everyone else was waved through but they stopped me. It turned out the customs guy had spotted my Villa shirt and just wanted to ask me what the Villa fans thought of Marcus Allback and how he was doing at the Villa.

It turned out he was a big Heerenveen fan.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Drummond on September 12, 2018, 10:23:14 AM
It wasn't just his son who was ill, it was his wife.  And if Taylor did say that, it was utterly pathetic of him.  What was his excuse for failing to get much out of every other player in the squad as well then?

Why does Angel get a pass on this but Bruce should just get on with it when both his parents died within a short time of each other having been ill for a long time?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 12, 2018, 10:32:00 AM
www.theguardian.com/football/2018/sep/04/steve-sidwell-interview-retirement-premier-league-brighton

Interesting article on Steve Sidwell.

Bit late to this but I read the article last week. I knew like many in that era he was very well paid here but bit startled to read playing for us was where he earnt the most in his career.

Mad when you think he actually joined Chelsea on a free transfer and we paid 5m for him. I always thought he actually took a pay cut to sign.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 12, 2018, 10:43:12 AM
Well JPA was actually having a pretty good scoring season in 2001/02. He had I think 12 league goals up to February and was linking up very well with Vassell so any settling in issues had to me seemed forgotten.

I just get the feeling he either wasn't Sir Graham's type of forward or they couldn't get on off the pitch. A few weeks later Crouch was signed and pretty sure JPA was benched for a few games which probably annoyed him particularly as Crouch was struggling to settle in on and off the pitch.

If you look at it JPA scored about 30 league goals in 01/02 and 03/04 and just 2 I think in 02/03 so something went wrong along the line when he was still at his peak as a forward and Vassell was viewing as forward with great ability.

They were our best strike partnership by a mile in those times anyway. Crouch not quite ready (we signed him too early) and Allback was very very average although those late goals to save us from relegation were much appreciated of course.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on September 12, 2018, 10:57:29 PM
I don't think we bought Crouch too early, the whole idea is to buy a player before they are the finished article. Mr Fickle just didn't have a clue how to use him. Pretty sure we were the only club not to make a profit on him, although you could technically add Stoke as they won't make a profit on him.
After selling him for a loss he scored 12 in 27 in the league for Saints, while our 4 strikers combined managed 13 for us, and between them those 4 made over 100 league appearances for us that season. Genius from the Pug nosed twat.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on September 20, 2018, 08:19:45 AM
Delphie making calamity error Lyon yesterday I see.
He's decent moving forward but at the left back he's prone to the error .

Milner dispatching penalty v PSG . Milner really playing and performing well at Liverpool credit to him 
Match of day he was interviewed and Linekar had to back track an old treatment saying what does James milner do.
Talk about ill informed , Gary has only recently realized what we all know how intelligent , committed and versatile a footballer he is . On top of that a thorough bred professional and as they said he's 32 and playing since 16. He hasn't deteriorated like a Wayne Rooney hasn't has injury issue lie Wilshire and hasn't suffered like Harry kane . Millie is great and has always had a fondness for the villa time .it's great he got to win at man city but I feel he's really suited to Liverpool and actually he would be beneficial to English national team as much as Henderson or alongside him that Eric Dier.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: tomd2103 on September 20, 2018, 08:29:48 AM
I don't think we bought Crouch too early, the whole idea is to buy a player before they are the finished article. Mr Fickle just didn't have a clue how to use him. Pretty sure we were the only club not to make a profit on him, although you could technically add Stoke as they won't make a profit on him.
After selling him for a loss he scored 12 in 27 in the league for Saints, while our 4 strikers combined managed 13 for us, and between them those 4 made over 100 league appearances for us that season. Genius from the Pug nosed twat.

From what I can remember the Crouch situation was a strange one.  Hardly played, came in for the 2nd leg of the League Cup semi final against Bolton and had a very good game, played the next game at Leicester and scored twice, and then hardly featured again. 
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on September 20, 2018, 08:34:03 AM
Forest beat Sheff wed and Grabban scored 2-1
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: themossman on September 20, 2018, 08:36:25 AM
Is he still tee total? Be interesting to see how far that stretches his good years. Fair play to him, a testament to who he is that I still wish him well even though he plays for them. 
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on September 20, 2018, 08:47:54 AM
Is he still tee total? Be interesting to see how far that stretches his good years. Fair play to him, a testament to who he is that I still wish him well even though he plays for them.

Jimmy milner ?!
I have no idea about this though think there are a lot of professional elite athlete's that take seasonal absistance as much as the ones that seem to go out drinking and do driving under influence and other shennaigans from unwise lifestlye choices.

I do think something needs to be made more that :
James Milner has not lost a Premier League match in which he has scored
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: glinch on September 20, 2018, 04:01:05 PM
Nice quote from Peter Crouch re: Villa and Sir Graham

Quote
Why failing at Aston Villa is Peter Crouch's biggest regret
Peter Crouch playing for Aston Villa in May 2004.
Peter Crouch has revealed one of the biggest regrets of his career... not making it at Aston Villa.

The veteran Stoke striker joined Villa from Portsmouth for £5m in March 2002, signed by Graham Taylor.

And in the second episode of his new BBC podcast, Crouch explains why he still has regrets over failing at Villa Park.

He said: "I wasn’t ready for the Premier League when I went to Villa, so I ended up moving to Southampton. I think they just wanted shot of me, basically. David O’Leary didn’t fancy me as a player.

"That’s my one regret, I think. Had I stayed around at Villa a bit longer I think they would have seen the best of me, but I don’t think they ever did.

"Graham Taylor believed in me so much. I remember I was playing for Liverpool and I came back to Villa Park. I was also playing for England then, and Graham was there working for the radio.

"He ran down after the game and gave me a massive hug, and was like, ‘I knew you’d do it. I believed in you, I knew you’d be the player you are now’.

"And it was just a shame I didn’t do it for him at Villa because he bought me and he saw that when not many other people did. It was nice to be able to get there, to prove him right, but I wish I’d done it for him. "

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stoke-crouch-tottenham-aston-villa-2025865 (https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/stoke-crouch-tottenham-aston-villa-2025865)
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 20, 2018, 04:28:11 PM
He always seems pretty bright for a footballer, our Crouchy. Fair play to him in acknowledging that he wasn't quite ready, and fair play for a great career.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on September 20, 2018, 07:39:48 PM
I've always liked Crouch, he's intelligent, self aware and self deprecating.  Once famously responded to an interviewer's "What would you have been if you weren't a footballer?" with "Probably a virgin". How many of his peers would have the wit to come up with anything a fraction as good as that?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on October 14, 2018, 12:10:10 PM
Not exactly still playing but now coaching !
Shaun Maloney to become Belguim number two after the departures of Graeme Jones and Thierry Henry !

Is this really a dream ticket for Belguim generation to win a trophy.

Maybe it is and he will be a top head coach /manager in next few years good luck to him!

Martin O'Neil & Roy Keane move over Maloney the most interesting ex villan at international level ! After Southagte of course !
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Risso on October 15, 2018, 12:21:13 AM
It wasn't just his son who was ill, it was his wife.  And if Taylor did say that, it was utterly pathetic of him.  What was his excuse for failing to get much out of every other player in the squad as well then?

Why does Angel get a pass on this but Bruce should just get on with it when both his parents died within a short time of each other having been ill for a long time?

What a bizarre thing to say.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Hillbilly on October 15, 2018, 05:10:33 AM
How's Okore going back in Denmark?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Drummond on October 15, 2018, 12:00:53 PM
It wasn't just his son who was ill, it was his wife.  And if Taylor did say that, it was utterly pathetic of him.  What was his excuse for failing to get much out of every other player in the squad as well then?

Why does Angel get a pass on this but Bruce should just get on with it when both his parents died within a short time of each other having been ill for a long time?

What a bizarre thing to say.

I agree, I still don't understand why you expected Bruce to just get on with it but let Angel off.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on October 22, 2018, 10:42:12 PM
Albrighton came on for Leicester and was booked for dissenting.

I think he will always be a claret and blue and would like him to come home if we go up move he's like a brummie Elmo
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on November 14, 2018, 09:49:29 PM
I'm only came here to say Guzan should be picking ball out net for USMNT v Southgate England in the Rooney international
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on December 08, 2018, 01:08:25 PM
The latest on Agent Ridgewell

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46453874
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Roysmert on December 10, 2018, 05:56:13 PM
How's Okore going back in Denmark?

Jores Okore creates problems for AaB

In Danish we do not have a word that frames it as accurately as they have in English. There is a liability when creating problems where one should in fact do the opposite.

It has been Jores Okore for AaB in 2018. The midfielder was expelled against AC Horsens at the 2-2 position, which was his third in the calendar year. In addition, he scored the two-quarters quarantine in April when he judged Judge Jørgen Daugbjerg Burchardt's performance in a match against FC Midtjylland with the words: "Are you racist or what?"

Okore is a regular member of AaB, and his three expulsions are one more than the team's normal captain, Rasmus Würtz, has had throughout his Superliga career. That kind of damage the team and did it again on Sunday.

Google translated it not old Roy here.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Roysmert on December 10, 2018, 06:03:42 PM
Chris Herd is somewhere in Thailand these days I think.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Mister E on December 10, 2018, 06:08:19 PM
Watched Harrogate Town play Aldershot on Saturday; the mighty home side winning 4-1.
Aldershot had a certain Lewis Kinsella at LB: he appears to have found his level - he was decent yesterday, but nothing more.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on December 11, 2018, 09:52:54 PM
West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass says his spell at Aston Villa last season left him out of shape.

Manager Manuel Pellegrini warned the Scot, who spent last season on loan at Aston Villa, he had to lose weight if he wanted a spot in his Hammers side.

"I said to the manager, 'You try travelling from London to Birmingham and eating at services and having a balanced diet!' I was travelling nearly 280 miles daily," said Snodgrass in the build-up to Saturday's clash with Crystal Palace.

"I was up and down all over the country. Because I was on loan last year, it was difficult to get any balance or routine. It was probably the hardest year of my life but it's the sacrifice you make to play football.

"I was trying to be a family man and a footballer, so it's difficult. I said, "I'll give you my all, just give me a fair chance and I'll take it with both hands — if I don't then I've only myself to blame".
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eamonn on December 13, 2018, 01:01:55 AM
Interesting...if it's good enough for Brucie, I guess he was just following suit.

Seriously though, surely he could have hired a chef to prepare him grub for his commute and he would have eaten properly at Bodymoor for his other main meal of the day.

Trying to think back whether it looked like Snoddie struggled with fitness and breathing out of his arse during the latter part of games but if he did he hid it well. His last-minute winner out of nowhere at Bramall Lane comes to mind.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Damo70 on December 13, 2018, 01:25:44 PM
Surely on his wages he could have afforded to rent somewhere or stay in a hotel. I understand him not wanting to be away from his family all week but surely he could have split his time between the Midlands and down South so that he wasn't doing the commute every single day.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on December 18, 2018, 09:40:31 PM
Albrighton scored for Leicester in Carabo Cup tonight
Love that guy !
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on December 20, 2018, 07:53:13 PM
Bolton released  Stephen Ireland didn't even know he was still playing thought he retired
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on December 20, 2018, 08:11:50 PM
Bolton released  Stephen Ireland didn't even know he was still playing thought he retired

He did, he retired when he was with us. Unfortunately he did it in the middle of a match and Lambert carried on picking him for months without realising.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on December 21, 2018, 04:26:09 PM
Bolton released  Stephen Ireland didn't even know he was still playing thought he retired

He's still only 32, pretty well the same age as James Milner and 5 years younger than Gareth Barry. Ireland had more natural talent than either Barry or Milner but probably lost his way when large swathes of his family apparently passed away over a couple of days.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dcdavecollett on December 22, 2018, 06:02:16 PM
Sorry, Ireland was in no way more naturally talented than Gareth Barry.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on December 27, 2018, 01:50:53 AM
Lovely header by Mark Albrighton v Man city in a victory .
Delphy was sent off too.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: XXVilla on December 27, 2018, 02:56:14 PM
Sorry, Ireland was in no way more naturally talented than Gareth Barry.

I think he was. GB worked hard to compensate and SI is just lazy
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: mike on January 03, 2019, 08:33:33 PM
Good to see all round good guy James Milner start for Liverpool in such a vital match.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on January 04, 2019, 09:55:09 AM
Janoi Donacien has just joined Ipswich from Accrington for £750k
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Roysmert on January 06, 2019, 11:35:29 AM
He's been there on loan mate since August. And been wank.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on January 10, 2019, 11:10:25 AM
For Villa legend Simon Dawkins signs for Ipswich

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/46812569
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PGW on January 10, 2019, 11:15:17 AM
Janoi Donacien has just joined Ipswich from Accrington for £750k
He was in the Ipswich side that we failed to beat at their place earlier this season.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dave shelley on January 10, 2019, 07:03:53 PM
I see Agent Ridgewell has left Portland Timbers.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on January 10, 2019, 07:13:12 PM
Has anyone let Lambert know? Ridgewell can't have too many missions left in him, that one would seem to fit the bill...
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Blagg on January 11, 2019, 11:55:56 PM
Sorry, Ireland was in no way more naturally talented than Gareth Barry.

I think he was. GB worked hard to compensate and SI is just lazy
Ireland may have had more tricks and flicks, but Barry has composure on the ball, can read the game, has great vision and ability to hit a ball.  A different set of talents, less showy, but Barry has always been way ahead of Ireland.  To say he has worked hard 'to compensate' is just nonsense.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on January 13, 2019, 11:06:49 AM
Ciaran Clark scored a super header v Chelsea yesterday.

I always thought Bruce was foolish or just hasty in moving him on.

It was like Elphick brought in or Clark ?!
And i think Samba couldn't lace his boots
Clark all day and night for me in championship
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dcdavecollett on January 13, 2019, 08:03:36 PM
Clark left when RDM was manager.

Apparently, he had a release clause which Newcastle met.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: brontebilly on January 13, 2019, 08:10:53 PM
Clark left when RDM was manager.

Apparently, he had a release clause which Newcastle met.

was the right move for Clark at the time

Dont think he is top division standard mind
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: TheTimVilla on January 16, 2019, 08:45:50 PM
Jordan Amavi doesn't seem too popular at Marseille...

http://www.footmercato.net/flash-mercato/om-jordan-amavi-repond-aux-supporters_245400

After 16 games, they are 18 Points off PSG...
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on January 16, 2019, 09:11:04 PM
Jordan Amavi doesn't seem too popular at Marseille...

http://www.footmercato.net/flash-mercato/om-jordan-amavi-repond-aux-supporters_245400

After 16 games, they are 18 Points off PSG...

Not surprised, a truly awful defender.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: curiousorange on January 16, 2019, 09:13:04 PM
Saint Jordan. Capable of miracles outside of the confines of a football pitch.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Roysmert on January 17, 2019, 09:13:49 PM
Janoi Donacien has just joined Ipswich from Accrington for £750k
He was in the Ipswich side that we failed to beat at their place earlier this season.

Please don't remind me of that abysmal performance
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on January 22, 2019, 05:24:06 PM
PSG looking to sign Idrissa Gueye could be up a  reported £30 million

He's done well !

Good luck to him
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: mike on January 22, 2019, 06:48:54 PM
PSG looking to sign Idrissa Gueye could be up a  reported £30 million

He's done well !

Good luck to him

Don't suppose we put in a sell on clause...
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 22, 2019, 07:14:43 PM
PSG looking to sign Idrissa Gueye could be up a  reported £30 million

He's done well !

Good luck to him

Don't suppose we put in a sell on clause...

Highly unlikely as he had a release clause which Everton triggered.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dcdavecollett on January 22, 2019, 08:09:48 PM
Why didn't we get a bidding war going...?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Roysmert on January 22, 2019, 10:57:32 PM
Janoi Donacien has just joined Ipswich from Accrington for £750k
He was in the Ipswich side that we failed to beat at their place earlier this season.

Please don't remind me of that abysmal performance

Gone back to Accrington, the poor bastard.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Des Little on January 22, 2019, 11:09:13 PM
Jordan Amavi doesn't seem too popular at Marseille...

http://www.footmercato.net/flash-mercato/om-jordan-amavi-repond-aux-supporters_245400

After 16 games, they are 18 Points off PSG...

Not surprised, a truly awful defender.

I know a much worse one...
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on January 31, 2019, 11:28:13 AM
Bacuna could be on move to premier league Cardiff
Stated he could be used in at right back

Good luck against likes of Son and Sane !

Preparing for championship life next season then !?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Damo70 on January 31, 2019, 11:38:11 AM
Bacuna could be on move to premier league Cardiff
Stated he could be used in at right back

Good luck against likes of Son and Sane !

Preparing for championship life next season then !?


He said he wanted to play Champions League football when he wanted to leave us. Does he think Cardiff will qualify for it by being the highest placed Welsh team?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on January 31, 2019, 11:54:37 AM
Bacuna could be on move to premier league Cardiff
Stated he could be used in at right back

Good luck against likes of Son and Sane !

Preparing for championship life next season then !?


He said he wanted to play Champions League football when he wanted to leave us. Does he think Cardiff will qualify for it by being the highest placed Welsh team?

Haha very good !
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: footyskillz on January 31, 2019, 11:56:45 AM
Rudy Gestede rejects Millwall loan from Middlesbrough

Apparently he's still at Boro ?!

Never plays and looking at it says
He has only scored four goals in 40 Championship games and has made just seven appearances this season.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: adrenachrome on January 31, 2019, 02:14:24 PM
Rudy Gestede rejects Millwall loan from Middlesbrough

Apparently he's still at Boro ?!

Never plays and looking at it says
He has only scored four goals in 40 Championship games and has made just seven appearances this season.


Stop your messing around
Better think of your future

Can't blame him for not wanting to go to that bunch of mugs though, he seemed a jolly decent sort when he was here.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: papa lazarou on January 31, 2019, 04:54:42 PM
Bacuna could be on move to premier league Cardiff
Stated he could be used in at right back

Good luck against likes of Son and Sane !

Preparing for championship life next season then !?

His contract with Cardiff is for four and a half years.
It beggars belief.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: FatSam on May 23, 2019, 10:00:17 PM
I see that José Ángel Crespo won the Greek league and cup double this season with PAOK.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: pauliewalnuts on May 23, 2019, 10:37:03 PM
I see that José Ángel Crespo won the Greek league and cup double this season with PAOK.

One of those players we've signed in the last 7 or 8 years who made absolutely zero impact whatsoever, and who are largely forgotten.

there's a shocking number of them.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: FatSam on May 24, 2019, 09:52:22 AM
One of those players we've signed in the last 7 or 8 years who made absolutely zero impact whatsoever, and who are largely forgotten.

there's a shocking number of them.
Yes, I’d completely forgotten he was on our books. According to Wikipedia he only played one game for us.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 25, 2019, 07:50:53 AM
I can't even remember if Crespo was rubbish or not, I genuinely can't remember having any opinion of him. He had a beard, didn't he?

I remember doing quizzes where you had to name all the eighties or nineties or noughties Villa players. Tended to get above 90% on each, you only forget the odd third choice goalkeeper or youth team centre half that was promoted to the first team for about two games during an injury crisis.

When someone makes the equivalent quiz for this decade I'll struggle to get 50%. Some absolute nobodies.

Except for the current squad, of course ❤️
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: in exile on May 25, 2019, 08:54:10 AM
One of those players we've signed in the last 7 or 8 years who made absolutely zero impact whatsoever, and who are largely forgotten.

there's a shocking number of them.
Yes, I’d completely forgotten he was on our books. According to Wikipedia he only played one game for us.

If my memory serves me well, it was a home game against Stoke
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 26, 2019, 09:14:02 AM
Was looking through some old squads earlier this week and ex-Villa and Derby legend Simon Dawkins popped up. Where is he playing now? Had completely forgotten him.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 26, 2019, 10:03:44 AM
He was signed by Paul Lambert again for Ipswich. Has just been released.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Newby on May 26, 2019, 08:16:07 PM
Tshibola and Gardner due to come back?  Hasn't Gardner's contract run out?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: aj2k77 on May 26, 2019, 08:35:05 PM
No, we have another year.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: in exile on May 27, 2019, 07:46:57 AM
Wishful thinking
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Eckybloke on May 28, 2019, 11:09:52 AM
This is 80 minutes long (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vVzI9P_7Rk) Barry Bannan talking about his career.  Obviously mostly Villa but I found it good, honest and pretty insightful. 

Been around for so long, you forget he's not even 30 yet.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on July 25, 2019, 05:10:59 PM
Cross Darren Bent off this list. Officially retired today
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Damo70 on July 27, 2019, 02:41:28 PM
Apparently Crewe fans are pissing themselves laughing that Jordan Bowery has been considered good enough to be given a contract at MK Dons.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Exeter 77 on August 02, 2019, 04:51:09 PM
It seems Liam Ridgewell has joined Southend.

https://www.southendunited.co.uk/news/2019/august/ridgewell-signs/
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on August 02, 2019, 07:49:02 PM
It’ll be interesting to see how ‘The Other James Collins’ gets on in the Championship

Luton live on Sky tonight
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 13, 2019, 03:12:13 AM
Julian Joachim signed for Europa Point FC in Gibraltar earlier this week.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: wittonwarrior on August 13, 2019, 03:38:45 AM
Anyone see Harry McKirdy's move on Saturday.  Much too lightweight for us but looked good for Carlisle.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: in exile on August 14, 2019, 02:18:57 PM
I could be wrong, but I thought he had gone to Cambridge
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 15, 2019, 11:29:08 PM
It's Harvey Knibbs who has gone to Cambridge, Harry has gone to Carlisle.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: manic-road on August 25, 2019, 09:37:53 AM
Daniel Johnson is in a rich vein of form at Preston North End, 4 goals in his last three games and playing well including a man of the match performance against Stoke during the week. Looked good in the Villa academy, reserve and future Gen teams. I think he was sold for around 50k in 2015.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Roysmert on August 25, 2019, 10:11:03 AM
Which is incredible when you think of the absolute shite we were stuffing our squad with at the time. Lambert's a fucking cloown.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: in exile on August 28, 2019, 11:33:31 AM
It's Harvey Knibbs who has gone to Cambridge, Harry has gone to Carlisle.

Yes, of course. Thank you.
It's all those H's and my old age!
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: UK Redsox on August 28, 2019, 11:51:00 AM
Is Gareth Barry playing anywhere this season ?

I'm surprised that McCafu hasn't cropped up somewhere
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Exeter 77 on August 28, 2019, 12:43:27 PM
I think I read somewhere that Barry has re-signed for Smethwick.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eamonn on August 28, 2019, 01:01:31 PM
Adomah scored for Forest the other day. They seem to have a decent manager now that they've binned O'Neill. Lolley and Grabban in great form. I'm still surprised that Lolley and Bowen at Hull are playing Ch'ship football this season.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Vill I An on October 03, 2019, 06:11:22 PM
Concrete Ron playing for Az Alkmarr v man utd in Europa league.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Damo70 on October 03, 2019, 06:23:40 PM
Concrete Ron playing for Az Alkmarr v man utd in Europa league.


With his injury record someone was obviously mixing the concrete wrong for most of his career. Too much water and not enough aggregate and cement.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Vill I An on October 06, 2019, 12:13:49 PM
Liverpool v Leicester
I see Milner on pens and assists . Have to say he's a great pro and always respects the villa
Good luck to him. Still going well.
Unfortunately our Mark gave away the peno .
It was very soft
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: rooboy316 on October 07, 2019, 01:03:17 AM
I see Adama Traore has knocked in a couple.  Is he actually good now?
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: adrenachrome on October 07, 2019, 02:32:41 AM
I see Adama Traore has knocked in a couple.  Is he actually good now?

He was very good yesterday. Whether he can maintain some consistency is open to question.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Vill I An on October 07, 2019, 08:56:27 AM
50 grand !50 grand ! Daniel Johnson ! is a much loved Chant by the PNE fans.
Signed from the villa in 2015.
Often looked lively for Preston And decent in championship last few years when seen him.

7 goals 4 assists in 11 matches so far this  season above all he's really stepped up .
Well played


Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: wittonwarrior on October 07, 2019, 11:05:50 PM
Had to laugh at Shearer yesterday with his comments on Traore.  Spot on about being on the type of batteries he is charging himself up on.  To be honest he has progressed from the headless chicken he showed whilst at the Villa.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: Risso on October 08, 2019, 04:47:59 PM
I see Adama Traore has knocked in a couple.  Is he actually good now?

He was very good yesterday. Whether he can maintain some consistency is open to question.

That kind of electric pace is always dangerous, but it's seemingly taken until now for anybody to channel it properly.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 08, 2019, 09:07:17 PM
Kozak is doing well for Sparta Prague, since joining them in Feb this is his scoring record for each league game he has played

1, 1, 1, 1, 0, 3, 0, 1, 0, 1, 3.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: eamonn on October 09, 2019, 12:49:57 AM
Wow, really?  I thought he had retired after we had to release him due to his failure to recovery from that injury. Delighted that he's back playing and scoring.
Title: Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 18, 2019, 02:26:32 AM
Carlos Cuellar officially retires https://twitter.com/Cuellar24/status/1184879551945625600