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Offline ktvillan

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Re: are there 2 ashley youngs?
« Reply #120 on: March 31, 2011, 04:28:32 PM »
For a couple of seasons Morley was a brilliant all round player, pace, crossing, beating men and scoring some spectacular goals along the way.  He still had some crap games though.  There were times when Little just looked totally disinterested, and Shaw got a lot of stick around where I stood for bottling out of challenges.  Undoubtely very good players but people want it all, all of the time it seems.   

I honestly don't think Young is that good at getting past his man, either by pace or trickery - he invariably either cuts inside and crosses rather than goes past the man, or tries to go past but his intent more often than not seems to be on drawing contact/the foul rather than a genuine attempt to beat his man.  Albrighton seems to have the knack of getting past his man and finding space far more than Ash does - such as when he nutmegged Evra.

Ash is perhaps trying too hard and needs the manager to relieve him of free kick duties for his own and the team's good.

Offline sonlyme

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Re: are there 2 ashley youngs?
« Reply #121 on: April 02, 2011, 05:47:26 PM »

The first bidder has laid down a marker, according to that august and reliable organ

Manchester United want to pay 25million for the boy - as they see him as 'the new Ryan Giggs'.  Clearly someone has found the key to Fergie's drinks globe.   With Citeh and Chelski sniffing around too this - IMHO - can only be good business for the Villa.  If young Mr Albrighton can sharpen up his sprinting power and strength - I'll take him on the wing anyday.


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Re: are there 2 ashley youngs?
« Reply #122 on: April 03, 2011, 08:13:34 AM »

Ash is perhaps trying too hard and needs the manager to relieve him of free kick duties for his own and the team's good.

Or perhaps he needs to relieve himself  (AY that is)

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Re: are there 2 ashley youngs?
« Reply #123 on: April 05, 2011, 12:37:56 AM »
Lerner drive to keep Ashley
ASTON VILLA owner Randy Lerner has held personal talks with Ashley Young to try and convince the winger to stay at the club.
England star Young is a target for Manchester United in the summer as SunSport revealed on Friday.

But Villa are desperate to hang on to their star man, who will have only one year left on his contract when the season ends.

Young, 26, has put off talks over a new deal at Villa Park until the summer, despite the club offering him a 500,000-a-year pay rise before Christmas.

American-based Lerner leaves the day-to-day running of the club to chief executive Paul Faulkner.

But he responded to desperate calls from fans to move to keep Young.

In the unusual but admirable step, the chairman stepped in to tell Young he and the club still mean business.

Young wants Champions League football and the chance to challenge for trophies but it is understood Lerner attempted to persuade the player that Villa want to match his ambitions.

His performances under boss Gerard Houllier, despite the club's precarious league position, have seen Young become a key member of the England squad.

The club are still fully behind Houllier and believe he can move the club back in the right direction beyond the summer - as long as relegation is avoided.

Houllier thinks his 24million January signing Darren Bent is vital to beating the drop after two more goals in the draw at Everton.

He said: "He will score goals for us - we know that. Sometimes he looks quiet but he is like a fox in the box.

"Darren is full of composure. Sometimes he misses - in Bolton he missed easy goals but against Everton he was fantastic.

"You've got to accept that with strikers."

Keeping their star men is vital to success next term, despite the club being keen to trim the wage bill.

Big earners Stephen Warnock, Stephen Ireland, John Carew, Luke Young and Habib Beye are likely to be moved on in the summer.

Villa have also opened contract talks with veteran goalkeeper Brad Friedel.

The American, 40 in May, is out of contract in the summer but Houllier is ready to give him another year after some more consistent displays.

Houllier said in January he had spoken to Friedel about his future and they would decide later in the season the best way forward for all parties.

Another out of contract in the summer is midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker.

He has been central to Houllier's plans since the Frenchman took over but it is understood the player wants to look at all of his options at the end of the season.

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Re: are there 2 ashley youngs?
« Reply #124 on: April 05, 2011, 02:02:53 AM »
Well done to Randy for trying but I think his mind is made up!

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Re: are there 2 ashley youngs?
« Reply #125 on: April 05, 2011, 07:39:15 AM »
he has been one of our mopst consistent exciting players for the past 10-20 years

stop your whingeing and get behind him

if he goes in the summer then thanks and good luck

BUT whilst he is wearing Claret and Blue, give the guy nothing but support



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Re: are there 2 ashley youngs?
« Reply #126 on: April 05, 2011, 01:42:37 PM »
Do not believe Lerner has spoke to Ash. Would like to keep him but if he wants to go its all about how much we can get for him. Albrighton is a ready winger replacement. With the money available to buy two quality players.....