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Insignificant Villa players in history
« on: May 30, 2013, 01:59:41 PM »
So I'm driving home yesterday, about 11pm your time, 6, my time, and I'm listening to a football show on satellite radio out here. They are interviewing the manager of Orlando City FC, some bloke called Adrian Heath. Yep that Adrian Heath, and I said to myself, he played for us didn't he? I remember Heath as Sharp's partner at Everton under Howard Kendall and doing really well. Then I recalled he came to us from some club in Spain and did the square root of fuck all before he left for Man City. I know we've had plenty of players who are irrelevant, but they might have been as irrelevant before they played for us. But it got me thinking is Adrian Heath, a player with a decent reputation in the game when he joined us, one of the most insignificant players in Aston Villa history?

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 02:02:25 PM »
Stephen Ireland might run him close.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2013, 02:14:53 PM by Clampy »

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #2 on: May 30, 2013, 02:06:49 PM »
David Unsworth must be up there.  Did he even play for us before his wife threw a tantrum?

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #3 on: May 30, 2013, 02:08:40 PM »
It's an interesting classification. Should we put Frank McAvennie and Warren Aspinall in there with him as well?

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #4 on: May 30, 2013, 02:09:13 PM »
David Unsworth must be up there.  Did he even play for us before his wife threw a tantrum?

He played a friendly or an Intertoto Cup game, didn't he?

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 02:09:35 PM »
Hassan Kachloul
Mark Kinsella
Paul Mortimer
Gary Penrice

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 02:10:40 PM »
I think I remember Adrian Heath scoring for us, come to think of it, it could have been that the ball hit the back of the net rebounded out and he then put it in the net.  I'm sure he has scored for us though.

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 02:14:44 PM »
So I'm driving home yesterday, about 11pm your time, 6, my time, and I'm listening to a football show on satellite radio out here. They are interviewing the manager of Orlando City FC, some bloke called Adrian Heath. Yep that Adrian Heath, and I said to myself, he played for us didn't he? I remember Heath as Sharp's partner at Everton under Howard Kendall and doing really well. Then I recalled he came to us from some club in Spain and did the square root of fuck all before he left for Man City. I know we've had plenty of players who are irrelevant, but they might have been as irrelevant before they played for us. But it got me thinking is Adrian Heath, a player with a decent reputation in the game when he joined us, one of the most insignificant players in Aston Villa history?

Stephen Ireland might run him close.

no chance. Any player, irrespective of the reason that wins player of the year is immediately discounted. History will resign Ireland to the irrelevant bin, but I don't think he's insignificant.

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 02:14:47 PM »
Boulding?

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 02:16:17 PM »
ta for moving

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #10 on: May 30, 2013, 02:22:19 PM »
Isiah Osborne, Mustapha Salifou, Marlon Harewood, Habib Beye, Ivo Stas, Franz Carr, Neale Cooper Eric Djemba Djemba the list is endless

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #11 on: May 30, 2013, 02:23:43 PM »
David Unsworth must be up there.  Did he even play for us before his wife threw a tantrum?

He played a friendly or an Intertoto Cup game, didn't he?
Didnt he play in friendly at Wycombe

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #12 on: May 30, 2013, 02:24:41 PM »
Isiah Osborne, Mustapha Salifou, Marlon Harewood, Habib Beye, Ivo Stas, Franz Carr, Neale Cooper Eric Djemba Djemba the list is endless

Irrelevant. Just to clarify it is a player that comes to us with some kind of a reputation and does literally nothing. I'd say someone like Sasa Curcic comes to mind.

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #13 on: May 30, 2013, 02:28:29 PM »
Oscar Arce

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Re: Insignificant Villa players in history
« Reply #14 on: May 30, 2013, 02:31:44 PM »
It's an interesting classification. Should we put Frank McAvennie and Warren Aspinall in there with him as well?

That's a bit harsh on Warren Aspinall. I remember seeing him play for us a fair bit back in 1987/88 in the old second division. A quick google shows he played 44 games for us and scored 14 goals and if my memory serves me correctly, one of them was away at West Brom in a midweek match.