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Author Topic: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.  (Read 1155 times)

Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2018, 05:34:55 PM »
Cowans, Cropley and Mortimer.

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2018, 05:37:05 PM »
Platt, Taylor and Kevin Richardson. Loved Garry Parker too.


Kevin Richardson was massively underrated. No frills but kept things ticking over in midfield excellently and we really missed him on the rare occasions he was out injured. He was the 'water carrier', and I mean that as a compliment because every good team needs a player good at that role. It is no coincidence that he won major trophies with Everton, Arsenal and Villa. I think he may also have been one of SGT's last signings for Watford.

I once saw Kevin Richardson on the Log Flume at Drayton Manor Park. He was certainly a water carrier that day.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #17 on: September 12, 2018, 05:52:53 PM »
I met Kevin Richardson three times. The first and third times were on the touchline for a very low key friendly at Witney Town in pre season 1991 and then in my local bar when I lived in Tenerife around 1995 and most of the Coventry squad were over there on a break as they had a blank FA Cup weekend (I asked where Big Ron was and Richardson said he was holed up in a Villa with his wife whilst the lads had a day off). It was Grand national day and the Coventry players were all having a bet with my mate who run a little bookies operation in the bar. On both of those occasions Richardson was a great bloke and really chatty. However, on the occasion I met him in between it was at Dwight Yorke's 21st birthday party (Yorke lived next door to my cousin in Shustoke at the time). The party was held at Villa Park and Richardson had had a few drinks and was getting arsey with the bar staff.

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #18 on: September 12, 2018, 06:00:33 PM »
Players I've seen in the flesh is Sid, Platt and Barry. All should have had more England caps.

Offline rob_bridge

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #19 on: September 12, 2018, 09:44:17 PM »
Cowans
Platt
Mortimer

Honourable mentions

Milner
Taylor
Barry
Oh and lob in Richarson very underrated player. As were Mortimer and Taylor. Oh and Milner still is to this dau.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #20 on: September 12, 2018, 11:11:04 PM »
Another vote for Mortimer, Cowans and Platt.

I never took to Richardson, smug cheating twat. Even if I ignored how much I dislike him he still wouldn't make my top 10.

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2018, 08:13:34 PM »
And another vote for Cowans, Mortimer and Platt.

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #22 on: September 13, 2018, 08:36:39 PM »
Rioch, Mortimer, Cowans.

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #23 on: September 13, 2018, 08:39:09 PM »
Sid
Mortimer
Rioch
Yes WDV. Caught up with your post. No one to touch these three.

Offline Border villan

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #24 on: September 13, 2018, 09:35:45 PM »
Sid
Mortimer
Cropley, he could have been so good but for Robertson.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2018, 09:43:00 PM »
Sid
Mortimer
Cropley, he could have been so good but for Robertson.

Wasn't it Ally Brown as opposed to Ally Robertson?

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #26 on: September 14, 2018, 05:39:30 PM »
Yes, it was Brown, the scumbag.

An honourable mention for Andy Townsend would only be fair.

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #27 on: September 14, 2018, 08:41:59 PM »
Sid
Mortimer
Rioch
Yes WDV. Caught up with your post. No one to touch these three.

Agree, they scored some fantastic and important goals as well

Offline TonyD

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #28 on: September 14, 2018, 09:44:14 PM »
3 is cruel. 

I give you my 5 best / favs.

The bearded One
Sid
Our Birchie
Platt
Barry ( awesome for us for a long time)

Offline Damo70

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Re: Three All Time Best Midfielders for Villa.
« Reply #29 on: September 15, 2018, 11:50:18 AM »
3 is cruel. 

I give you my 5 best / favs.

The bearded One
Sid
Our Birchie
Platt
Barry ( awesome for us for a long time)


I seem to recall a time when there was a chant of "Birchie Get The Beer In" at some away game or games.