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Author Topic: Gary Gardner - Retired  (Read 114625 times)

Offline Drummond

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #960 on: June 05, 2019, 11:21:57 PM »
So many footballers are just plain stupid.

Or think we are 😯

Or know 'them lot' are.

Offline brontebilly

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #961 on: June 06, 2019, 12:08:59 AM »
All the best to him. Was very highly rated as a young player but never kicked on at first team level for various reasons including injuries. Always seemed to do ok on loan spells so am happy he got fixed up.

The two Gardner's were never good enough for us really and have found their level now at the nether regions of the second division.

Offline Gareth

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #962 on: June 06, 2019, 07:43:30 AM »
All the best to him. Was very highly rated as a young player but never kicked on at first team level for various reasons including injuries. Always seemed to do ok on loan spells so am happy he got fixed up.

The two Gardner's were never good enough for us really and have found their level now at the nether regions of the second division.

I agree, think the injuries took away that little hint of pace & thus far he hasnít rediscovered the power shooting that he definitely had when he first came through.  Always thought there was a player in there if he gets an injury free run, maybe now he will & if he adds 10 goals a season he might get himself a move to a proper club again.

They are a very odd family though :-)

Offline London Villan

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #963 on: June 06, 2019, 08:21:32 AM »
No problem with him moving on, good luck, go and play football. But all the always been a blues fan stuff is pathetic.

Offline johnny from donny

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #964 on: June 06, 2019, 08:54:14 AM »
Funny how they feel they have to pander to this lifelong fan BS. I don't care who our players supported as kids, or now, I just want them to be professional and do their jobs.

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #965 on: June 06, 2019, 08:57:23 AM »
Poor Gary. RIP.

Offline Walmley_Villa

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #966 on: June 06, 2019, 09:05:12 AM »
Well the pair of them have certainly taken a few bob out of "their" club...The noses on SHA are embarrassed and not fooled by the photos....certainly scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Offline cheltenhamlion

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #967 on: June 06, 2019, 09:21:03 AM »
I am off to my caravan next weekend and there for a couple of weeks in the summer. As Mommy and Daddy Gardner are my neighbours there, there is a fair chance I will see their boys in the next few weeks. I shall pose the question of childhood allegiance if I do.

Offline GordonCowansisthegreatest

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #968 on: June 06, 2019, 09:42:33 AM »
I am off to my caravan next weekend and there for a couple of weeks in the summer. As Mommy and Daddy Gardner are my neighbours there, there is a fair chance I will see their boys in the next few weeks. I shall pose the question of childhood allegiance if I do.
You won't be able to keep a straight face :-)

Offline manic-road

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #969 on: June 06, 2019, 11:28:54 AM »
Don't care about Gardner to be honest, he wasn't even bang average and is now at a club suited to his level of ability.

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #970 on: June 06, 2019, 12:29:02 PM »
To be fair to them, it is possible they went to watch Villa and Blues.  When I was living up in Scotland, I watched Hibs and Hearts in roughly equal measure and wanted both to do well.

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #971 on: June 06, 2019, 01:48:25 PM »
He's pretty irrelevant to us and so is who he supported as a kid.  He's just trying to have a career and say what people want to hear.  Really, why should we care?

It happens all the time in football.  That's why our interviewers first question to new players is usually "how does it feel to join a huge club like Villa."  He knows our fans want to hear it and they player will have been briefed on mentioning our size and history.  It's all lip service but harmless stuff, and us fans lap it up.

Offline Singapore Villa

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #972 on: June 06, 2019, 02:19:08 PM »
Cheerio.

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #973 on: June 06, 2019, 02:22:35 PM »
He's pretty irrelevant to us and so is who he supported as a kid.  He's just trying to have a career and say what people want to hear.  Really, why should we care?

It happens all the time in football.  That's why our interviewers first question to new players is usually "how does it feel to join a huge club like Villa."  He knows our fans want to hear it and they player will have been briefed on mentioning our size and history.  It's all lip service but harmless stuff, and us fans lap it up.

I hate the 'massive club' garbage that they force new signings to parrot.

Offline glinch

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Re: Gary Gardner - Retired
« Reply #974 on: June 06, 2019, 02:31:40 PM »
I hate the 'massive club' garbage that they force new signings to parrot.

Its all part of the required self promotion - should have been happening more ages ago.

Plenty of other clubs have been doing it for a long time.