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Author Topic: Gary Gardner - Retired  (Read 116104 times)

Offline Diablo

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #165 on: March 10, 2015, 10:34:49 AM »
Fantastic! I didn't know he scored again. I hope TS brings him back at the end of the season. Delighted for him after all he's been through injury wise.

Offline not3bad

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #166 on: March 10, 2015, 12:11:30 PM »
Would be great to see Gary Gardner doing well at the Villa though as has been said there is a lot of competition for that defensive midfield spot.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #167 on: March 10, 2015, 12:22:05 PM »
That Cleverley spot will be up for grabs come May.

Offline Pat McMahon

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #168 on: March 10, 2015, 02:19:05 PM »
That Cleverley spot will be up for grabs come May.

Although, proving me wrong, he has been better in the last 2 games.

Offline Diablo

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #169 on: March 10, 2015, 04:21:55 PM »
That Cleverley spot will be up for grabs come May.

I was going to say that I'm not so sure he'll be off now. I certainly don't think it's as nailed on as it was before TS arrived (what with Everton having such a dip in form - will Martinez even be at Everton next season?). If we do manage to stay up Sherwood will no doubt have a plan on how and who he wants to suit that plan and whether Cleverly fits that bill? Either way I'd really like Gardner back even if we're in the Championship.

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #170 on: March 10, 2015, 09:41:14 PM »
I think it would be a surprise if we didn't give him a chance here next season given his current form

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #171 on: April 16, 2015, 12:18:23 PM »

Offline supertom

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #172 on: April 16, 2015, 12:21:17 PM »
Wow, Forests keeper had a mare. Don't think Coton will be putting him on his scouting list.

Great freekick from GG. It'll be good to have another set piece option next season. I hope he makes it here as he's got quality. It's next season or bust for him really. I don't think he'll get another deal if he can't establish himself.

Offline paul_e

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #173 on: April 16, 2015, 05:42:17 PM »
Agreed tom, the 2nd is pathetic keeping.

Offline peter w

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #174 on: April 16, 2015, 08:48:11 PM »
Not sure about Gardner's free-kick - it was straight down the middle. Shocking standard of keeping there.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #175 on: April 16, 2015, 08:55:16 PM »
Would be great to see Gary Gardner doing well at the Villa though as has been said there is a lot of competition for that defensive midfield spot.

Since when is Gardner a defensive midfielder?

Offline thick_mike

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #176 on: April 16, 2015, 08:59:05 PM »
Haven't seen him play much recently, but he doesn't look very defensive as he's spanking them in from 30yards!

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #177 on: April 16, 2015, 09:29:18 PM »
Would be great to see Gary Gardner doing well at the Villa though as has been said there is a lot of competition for that defensive midfield spot.

Since when is Gardner a defensive midfielder?

He's played there a fair amount for Forest, apparently.

Offline supertom

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #178 on: April 16, 2015, 11:35:54 PM »
Would be great to see Gary Gardner doing well at the Villa though as has been said there is a lot of competition for that defensive midfield spot.

Since when is Gardner a defensive midfielder?

He's played there a fair amount for Forest, apparently.
Yep. As he's not that quick footed it probably suits him to play slightly deeper. I'd imagine he's not in the enforcer mould, but more a deep lying playmaker. He could be an upgrade on Westwood for us.

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #179 on: April 17, 2015, 06:22:30 AM »
It will be interesting to see whether a run of games has helped him increase his pace at all. He was desperately slow the last few times I saw him