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Title: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on October 13, 2016, 08:10:58 PM
30 today.

(http://blog.ewoodys.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/30th-Birthday-Cake-Ideas.jpg)

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday dear Gabby, Happy Birthday to you.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: West Derby Villan on October 13, 2016, 08:20:06 PM
Please, please can I blow out the candles and make a wish...........
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on October 13, 2016, 08:24:55 PM
Yeah retire you waste of space
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Duncan Shaw on October 13, 2016, 08:26:09 PM
Wow, still only 30...what a waste
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: brentastonb6 on October 13, 2016, 08:56:17 PM
Wow, still only 30...what a waste
Should that be waist ?
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: exigo on October 13, 2016, 09:49:47 PM
Wow, still only 30...what a waste
Should that be waist ?

That's way more than 30.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: villadelph on October 13, 2016, 09:51:56 PM
Who's Gabby?
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: TheMalandro on October 13, 2016, 10:06:27 PM
(https://s13.postimg.org/kvfmcltab/e965f72ed265b01e632f1a113a8176ee.jpg) (https://postimg.org/image/kvfmcltab/)
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 13, 2016, 10:08:07 PM
Only two cakes posted so far.

Maybe he is dieting after all?
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: footyskillz on October 13, 2016, 11:08:19 PM
Birthdays all come at once looks like he has a clean slate!  Surely last chance saloon.  I think he would stretch defences of he were to play at this level easily competitive but just attitude.  Give him till Xmas to be part of this and move on if had my improved
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: VillaAlways on October 13, 2016, 11:20:54 PM
Birthdays all come at once looks like he has a clean slate!  Surely last chance saloon.  I think he would stretch defences of he were to play at this level easily competitive but just attitude.  Give him till Xmas to be part of this and move on if had my improved
Can't see him getting a look in with who he's got in front of him
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: TheMalandro on October 13, 2016, 11:30:20 PM
Birthdays all come at once looks like he has a clean slate!  Surely last chance saloon.  I think he would stretch defences of he were to play at this level easily competitive but just attitude.  Give him till Xmas to be part of this and move on if had my improved
Can't see him getting a look in with who he's got in front of him

You have to feel sorry for him, even the manager looks more streamlined.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Axl Rose on October 14, 2016, 06:36:31 AM
Fuck him.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: oswald funkletrumpet on October 14, 2016, 07:31:47 AM
Birthdays all come at once looks like he has a clean slate!  Surely last chance saloon.  I think he would stretch defences of he were to play at this level easily competitive but just attitude.  Give him till Xmas to be part of this and move on if had my improved

move on?

who would be stupid enough to want him?
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: ozzjim on October 14, 2016, 07:46:11 AM
After his behaviour last season the old regime should have sacked him.  He's a stain on the club with his behaviour.  Bruce giving him a chance is all well and good but he's miles of the standard of our other forwards including RHM.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Ron Manager on October 14, 2016, 08:32:27 AM
So he has been given a clean slate.They cannot afford to pay him off because of the cost involved  and they don't have a water tight case to sack him.

Basically he is untouchable.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on October 14, 2016, 09:19:16 AM
So he has been given a clean slate.They cannot afford to pay him off because of the cost involved  and they don't have a water tight case to sack him.

Basically he is untouchable.

Disappointing news as I for one hope he never represents us again, however he is still likely to be far down the pecking order before we even get onto his (lack of) fitness levels.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: in exile on October 14, 2016, 09:43:27 AM
Fuck him
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: mattjpa on October 14, 2016, 09:46:19 AM
looking at the way he (appears to be) with his kids and family, I think he is probably a decent guy and would hope that the last 12months have given him time to reflect on what he has done. sometimes, a poor upbringing and being surrounded by the wrong people can lead down the wrong path especially when coupled with a lifestyle and riches beyond your wildest dreams, I think Gabby is the product of that perfect storm.

Probably does'nt deserve a chance at redemption but I would be interested to see if he took it - its one hell of a road back though and im not sure he has the talent let alone the desire anymore.

Happy Birthday anyway

Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: CJ on October 14, 2016, 09:50:15 AM
After his behaviour last season the old regime should have sacked him.  He's a stain on the club with his behaviour.  Bruce giving him a chance is all well and good but he's miles of the standard of our other forwards including RHM.

Couldn't agree more. At a time when we needed everyone to work out of their skins to try and keep us up, our club captain being so overweight that he was literally unfit to play, coupled with the laughing gas and shisha pipe incidents were grounds to sack him and see him in court if he didn't like it. At our greatest time of need our supposedly Villa through and through striker disappeared and treated the club with utter disdain. Never want to see him in a Villa shirt again.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 14, 2016, 10:06:56 AM
After his behaviour last season the old regime should have sacked him.  He's a stain on the club with his behaviour. 

Says the man that would have Micah Richards in our team against Wolves. ;)
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Axl Rose on October 14, 2016, 10:36:51 AM
After his behaviour last season the old regime should have sacked him.  He's a stain on the club with his behaviour. 

Says the man that would have Micah Richards in our team against Wolves. ;)

Fire that fucker into the sun. I'll be booing them if they play from the comfort of my living room.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: AVH87 on October 14, 2016, 10:43:19 AM
Gabby can do one. Hepburn-Murphy would make more impact if we want to add another striker to the squad.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 14, 2016, 01:02:00 PM
I think Bruce giving him another chance will further shine a light on a what a charlatan he is. It's a bit much to expect him to suddenly become a key contributor and he's got a pile of talent now ahead of him. So this is more an exercise to include everyone than it is to truly open the doors again and resurrect his career. I don't expect to see Gabby playing for us any time in the future.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Newby on October 14, 2016, 01:05:40 PM
I'm not sure that we need Gabby.  McCormack and Kodjia are better players and Ayew is capable of stepping in ahead of Gabby.  Not to mention Gestede.  I think we are ok up top, it's at the back and in the centre of midfield that we are weaker.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Comrade Blitz on October 14, 2016, 01:07:41 PM
Can't see him getting a look in with who he's got in front of him


Doesn't the fat kid have to play in goal?
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 14, 2016, 01:11:51 PM
There's a slim (ho ho) chance he's realised he's pissing his career away and will be useful. I doubt it though.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: West Derby Villan on October 14, 2016, 01:22:34 PM
Not good enough to move up the order anyway so let him rot
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: aj2k77 on October 14, 2016, 06:16:11 PM
Gabby is a c*** and can eat my shit, not interested in supporting the piss taking twat on the pitch anymore. He's due a serious round of boo's the injury faking coward.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby
Post by: CT on October 14, 2016, 06:46:46 PM
So all these weeks where it's been quiet regarding him, and he's STILL not match fit. 60,000 being trousered from the club each and every week. It's fucking scandalous.

Either we continually employ the worst fitness guys in the World or he's just a law unto himself.

IMO, we don't need him. On the pitch or around the squad.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: cheltenhamlion on October 14, 2016, 06:50:06 PM
So all these weeks where it's been quiet regarding him, and he's STILL not match fit. 60,000 being trousered from the club each and every week. It's fucking scandalous.

Either we continually employ the worst fitness guys in the World or he's just a law unto himself.

IMO, we don't need him. On the pitch or around the squad.

An absolute twat mate. Shouldn't be near the training ground.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Richard E on October 14, 2016, 06:52:12 PM
Fuck him

He's not really my type.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 14, 2016, 06:58:57 PM
Didn't he post a photo up the other week and looked as fit as a butcher's dog?

I'll leave it to Bruce as to whether or not we need him. We could certainly do with a bit of speed in attack, whether he's still got it is another question. More than speed we need service, something that's been missing for years to our strikers.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Goldie.7 on October 14, 2016, 07:18:14 PM
I'm more concerned with the midfield and defense than this knucklehead coming back.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Gregorys Boy on October 14, 2016, 07:59:59 PM
Must feel like two birthday's he is beyond lucky to be back training.  But I can understand why Bruce as the new manager doesn't want to rule anyone out of his plans.  As long as he makes it clear than Gabby is at the bottom of the packing order and has to prove himself then I guess I'm fine with it.  Considering the attacking talent we have I would be very surprised if he gets much of a look in.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: damon loves JT on October 14, 2016, 08:24:46 PM
He's just waiting for the next manager to come along and give him another clean slate.

Hope he's waiting a long time.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 14, 2016, 08:34:32 PM
Happy Birthday fatso.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: oldtimernow on October 14, 2016, 08:35:20 PM
It was bad enough sharing a birthday with Maggie Thatcher but to discover that It's also shared with him.


I'm jinxed I tell you
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: aj2k77 on October 14, 2016, 08:36:05 PM
Gabby is another red herring, shit substitution in the making though. Keep him out of the match day squad, he's finished, we have a young lad chomping at the bit who should be getting his seat on the bench not a washed up wanker like Gabby who has shown pretty much as much disrespect at you can to a club, he can't even be bothered to be fit to do his job.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Gareth on October 14, 2016, 08:36:13 PM
Hopefully Man City remembered to send him a cake
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: russon on October 14, 2016, 08:50:31 PM


20 second clip that sums Gabby's last few seasons up the useless lump of lard
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 14, 2016, 08:55:41 PM
I found a video of him scoring goals, it's in black and white though.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on October 14, 2016, 09:18:43 PM
I also remember Shearer focussing on Gabby's laziness on MOTD last season when we played Man City. Toure had the ball at his feet, Gabby was facing him 6 yards away, the nearest Villa player. What does Gabby do? Bends over and starts adjusting his shin pads, pretending Toure isn't there, rather than actually challenge him.

Add to this Gabby pretending to be injured / ill during the 0-6 at home to Liverpool, and taking an eternity to warm up at Swansea in Garde's last match to avoid having to come on, and it's fair to say I already hated him well before;

Being too fat to play, shisha pipes in Dubai when we needed him, laughing gas the night we got relegated.

Just fuck off Gabby you fucking wanker.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: oldtimernow on October 14, 2016, 09:58:52 PM
So all these weeks where it's been quiet regarding him, and he's STILL not match fit. 60,000 being trousered from the club each and every week. It's fucking scandalous.

Either we continually employ the worst fitness guys in the World or he's just a law unto himself.

IMO, we don't need him. On the pitch or around the squad.

agreed
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 15, 2016, 01:09:06 AM
It was bad enough sharing a birthday with Maggie Thatcher..

If I'd known that I'd have been with Goldie since 2006.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: ozzjim on October 15, 2016, 01:18:01 AM
If the lazy shitbag is not in shape, despite training everyday, it should tell Bruce everything. The overpaid cock does not deserve to be a Villa player.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: Ron Manager on October 15, 2016, 08:40:01 AM
So all these weeks where it's been quiet regarding him, and he's STILL not match fit. 60,000 being trousered from the club each and every week. It's fucking scandalous.

Either we continually employ the worst fitness guys in the World or he's just a law unto himself.

IMO, we don't need him. On the pitch or around the squad.

agreed
Quite simply he's won and this club will never move on in the way we hope until he finally vacates the premises in two years time.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: in exile on October 18, 2016, 09:57:05 AM
Fuck him

He's not really my type.

Are you sure Richard?
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: croatian on October 18, 2016, 10:57:16 AM
So all these weeks where it's been quiet regarding him, and he's STILL not match fit. 60,000 being trousered from the club each and every week. It's fucking scandalous.

Either we continually employ the worst fitness guys in the World or he's just a law unto himself.

IMO, we don't need him. On the pitch or around the squad.

agreed
Quite simply he's won and this club will never move on in the way we hope until he finally vacates the premises in two years time.
It's late October and still not fit? He should be told to clear his locker and not come back. Even if we have to keep paying him. Even if it's what he wants. It can't be doing anyone at the club any good having him around, particularly the kids.
Given his lack of moral fibre and character it might be entertaining to see his weight balloon and life implode....we could even have a "gabby watch" thread.
Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: TheMalandro on October 20, 2016, 05:27:07 AM
http://metro.co.uk/2016/10/18/manchester-united-cult-hero-rafael-da-silva-gave-his-wages-to-charity-when-he-was-injured-at-lyon-6200152/

Title: Re: Happy Birthday Gabby.
Post by: footyskillz on October 20, 2016, 09:26:15 AM
http://metro.co.uk/2016/10/18/manchester-united-cult-hero-rafael-da-silva-gave-his-wages-to-charity-when-he-was-injured-at-lyon-6200152/

So there is a possibility Gabby is giving some wage to Acorns or local charities ???