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Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #690 on: July 22, 2017, 08:14:02 PM »
No way - you can tell jack has great talent within 30 seconds of watching him play

Gardner just doesn't have the same touch at all

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #691 on: July 22, 2017, 08:44:17 PM »
He was very highly rated before his first ACL when he was 17, I remember that the talk was of him being rated a lot higher at that age than Craig was. There were still high hopes for him after he came back from that and before he did the other ACL. Losing the best part of 2 years and doing both of them between 17 and 21 did for him.

Offline Rigadon

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #692 on: July 22, 2017, 09:02:08 PM »
He was very highly rated before his first ACL when he was 17, I remember that the talk was of him being rated a lot higher at that age than Craig was. There were still high hopes for him after he came back from that and before he did the other ACL. Losing the best part of 2 years and doing both of them between 17 and 21 did for him.

As it would just about anybody.  That he's had any kind of career after those serious injuries at crucial times shows how much of a great prospect he was and how determined has been to play here.  Time to move on now, but he's had / is having a career, so despite it being a shame, good luck with the rest of it.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #693 on: July 22, 2017, 09:15:32 PM »
Hasn't really looked good enough, but if he goes he leaves with my best wishes for his future*. One of those 'what if' players. So highly rated as a youngster but those two ACL injuries did for him before his career had even really started.


*I reserve the right to change that if he follows his brother's choice of clubs.
Exactly

Offline ldavfc4eva

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #694 on: July 22, 2017, 09:16:11 PM »
Think he may come good later on if he can get regular football somewhere and stay fit, not good enough for us in my opinion. Hope he gets a move soon.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #695 on: July 22, 2017, 10:43:04 PM »
Jack came after Gary, so wasn't including him. Had forgotten about Darius but I think Gardner at 17/18 was arguably talked about more than I remember Vassell being bigged-up (the match-saving goals he scored against Stromsgodset apart).

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #696 on: July 22, 2017, 11:17:18 PM »
Shame as I had high hopes for him last season following good performances on loan at Forrest. I think it probably is best for him to move on and build a lower league career now, though in fairness he was far from our worst performer last season.

Good luck

Offline AGRIPPA

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #697 on: July 22, 2017, 11:33:30 PM »
No way - you can tell jack has great talent within 30 seconds of watching him play

Gardner just doesn't have the same touch at all

Different players...and Jack ain't pulling up mountains

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #698 on: July 23, 2017, 05:45:01 PM »
Ah yes, the old sayings are the best...'aint pulling up mountains.
Not heard that used for a while now

Offline old man villa fan

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #699 on: July 23, 2017, 06:31:34 PM »
Ah yes, the old sayings are the best...'aint pulling up mountains.
Not heard that used for a while now

Is that like 'moving trees'!

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #700 on: July 24, 2017, 07:16:02 AM »
Ah yes, the old sayings are the best...'aint pulling up mountains.
Not heard that used for a while now

Is that like 'moving trees'!

entre l’arbre et l’écorce il ne faut pas mettre le doigt

Offline NorthStand_View

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #701 on: July 24, 2017, 07:29:35 PM »
at 25 now and not done a great deal, I know he's had injuries in the past but he's not good enough for the villa in my opinion, I feel he needs a move for the sake of his own career.

Online LukeJames

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #702 on: July 24, 2017, 07:31:50 PM »
Is he really 25? I had him down as 21ish.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #703 on: July 24, 2017, 08:00:25 PM »
Is he really 25? I had him down as 21ish.

He made his debut for us in December 2011. He'd already played on loan at Coventry start of season.

Online LukeJames

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #704 on: July 24, 2017, 08:11:49 PM »
He still feels like a kid trying to break through to me, I genuinly didn't realise he was now 25.

 


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