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Offline Damo70

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #195 on: April 27, 2015, 08:03:08 AM »
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.



At Forest defensive midfield is his favourite position.  At Brighton he preferred an attacking midfield role. At Sheffield Wednesday he said centre half was his favourite position. At Coventry he said he had always been a goalkeeper. It's a family trait.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #196 on: April 27, 2015, 10:45:03 PM »
Harsh. You'll be toasting him come Christmas when he bangs in a free-kick to beat the bitters.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #197 on: April 27, 2015, 10:48:52 PM »
Could be with his bad Cruciate injuries Gardner won't have the mobility to play box-to-box midfield anymore as he did in the youth teams so might have to develop his game as a Westwood style deep lying defensive midfielder.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #198 on: April 27, 2015, 11:33:31 PM »
Could be with his bad Cruciate injuries Gardner won't have the mobility to play box-to-box midfield anymore as he did in the youth teams so might have to develop his game as a Westwood style deep lying defensive midfielder.
Doesn't seem to have stopped Delph.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #199 on: April 28, 2015, 12:08:41 AM »
Delph didn't do both before he was 20 though. Coming back from one is bad enough, but doing both and losing nearly 2 years of your career before you are 21 could well take it's toll. Hopefully not but there must be bit of a doubt.

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« Reply #200 on: April 28, 2015, 01:24:38 AM »
Plus Delph was always quicker and that (obviously) helps when you need to get up and down the pitch.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #201 on: April 28, 2015, 09:00:20 AM »
This year was his chance to prove he can stay fit and show enough at a decent level to suggest he's mentally and physically capable of playing for us.  His record at Forest is good enough to show that he's worth another look to see if he has recovered well enough, I hope we give him at least pre-season.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #202 on: April 28, 2015, 11:09:41 AM »
With Forest's season over on Saturday, do you think Gary Gardner will return "home" and get a chance to play in Villa's last couple of games of the season? I reckon Tim Sherwood might give him a run out, once safety is assured.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #203 on: April 28, 2015, 11:14:07 AM »
For crying out loud...

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #204 on: April 28, 2015, 11:15:00 AM »
« Last Edit: April 28, 2015, 11:16:38 AM by itbrvilla »

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #205 on: April 28, 2015, 11:16:17 AM »
That's a good idea. I wonder why nobody's mentioned it before?

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #206 on: April 28, 2015, 11:49:46 AM »
What, you all expect me to read the thread before posting? Oh... please accept my most humble apologies.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #207 on: April 28, 2015, 05:22:15 PM »
Are we able to sign any free agents before saturdays game? I reckon we could do with Bobby Pires as Cole's looking a bit knackered. We could do with someone a little fresher.
If not we should recall Gary Gardner...


(runs and hides).

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #208 on: April 28, 2015, 05:23:55 PM »
Looks like we have a new 'why didn't Barry take the penalty' type question.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #209 on: April 28, 2015, 06:31:27 PM »
Gards penalties will be just as good as Barry's.

 


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