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Author Topic: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?  (Read 4306 times)

Online aj2k77

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #60 on: April 24, 2019, 11:08:00 PM »
I'd rather eat my own shit than see Delph back in a Villa shirt.

Actually no, I'd take him back, great player.






No, fuck him, I was right first time, bridges burnt.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #61 on: April 24, 2019, 11:12:07 PM »
Enda Stevens ? playing very well at Shefield Utd at the moment

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I'm pleased he's doing well. I think it was a dream move for him to be signed by Villa, and whilst he was probably disappointed it didn't work out for him, if Villa hadn't signed him he'd probably be still languishing in the lower or Irish leagues.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #62 on: April 24, 2019, 11:13:45 PM »
I'd rather eat my own shit than see Delph back in a Villa shirt.

Actually no, I'd take him back, great player.






No, fuck him, I was right first time, bridges burnt.

The departure was bodged. I doubt it had much to do with him. His decision has been pretty well justified with medals. He'd be great for us, although there's no chance of it happening.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #63 on: April 24, 2019, 11:18:09 PM »
His decision hasn't been justified. Choosing to leave Aston Villa is never justified. Hitler had medals.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #64 on: April 24, 2019, 11:26:27 PM »
His decision hasn't been justified. Choosing to leave Aston Villa is never justified. Hitler had medals.

Muttley stayed with us through thick and thin and got fuck all.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #65 on: April 24, 2019, 11:27:35 PM »
Thing about CB is a lot of people assume hed thrive back here because hes really loved by the fans... but Ive been to a few palace games and they love him there too, which makes me think its not a confidence thing and hes just past his peak.
Not my experience on fraternising with the local Palace fans. They refer to him as BenDonkey.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #66 on: April 25, 2019, 05:49:13 AM »
His decision hasn't been justified. Choosing to leave Aston Villa is never justified. Hitler had medals.
And a company car.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #67 on: April 25, 2019, 11:19:44 AM »
His decision hasn't been justified. Choosing to leave Aston Villa is never justified. Hitler had medals.
And a company car.
And a ball of his own.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #68 on: April 25, 2019, 11:30:25 AM »
Very weird last night watching the Manc derby clips ahead of the game on Sky.  Seeing Richards actually playing. Kicking a football and running about.  In my mind he had degraded into a very wealthy beggar.  I had forgotten he ever played the game.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #69 on: April 25, 2019, 12:12:02 PM »
Thing about CB is a lot of people assume hed thrive back here because hes really loved by the fans... but Ive been to a few palace games and they love him there too, which makes me think its not a confidence thing and hes just past his peak.
Not my experience on fraternising with the local Palace fans. They refer to him as BenDonkey.

Crikey that's bad even by the low standards of football wit! Interesting, I haven't been for over a year and it was hospitality so maybe not a representative sample or maybe they've since turned.

I think the point still stands though - he was a small fish in a big pond at liverpool, criticised immediately by fans, not played to his strengths. He didn't seem to grasp the move to palace as a chance to reboot his career so there is no reason to think a move back here would be any different.

Offline Allan C

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #70 on: April 25, 2019, 01:09:01 PM »
At an absolute push, Id see Milner back but otherwise none of the players from our recent past. We need to move forward now not backwards

Offline johnny from donny

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #71 on: April 25, 2019, 01:52:36 PM »
Milner would be the only one who I would consider.

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #72 on: April 25, 2019, 02:05:13 PM »
No mention of Stewart Downing yet ?

Offline eddiemunster

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #73 on: April 25, 2019, 02:11:41 PM »
Considering the overpaid, overage shite that we have had on our books (some still here), I wouldn't want any of the ex players back.
I mean what would be the benefit to the club??
The ex players would love an extra contract, but haven't we seen enough of what a clusterf**k that turns out to be?

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Re: Which ex Aston Villa players would you have back?
« Reply #74 on: April 25, 2019, 04:20:02 PM »
If we couldn't get Abraham back, or prise him away permanently, I'd consider Benteke, if the price was right (5 tops) and in the vein hope that it all clicks here for him. He seems a complete shadow of his former self though.

Milner could still give McGinn a run for his money in the marathon stakes. I'd have him back for definite. Adaptable, experienced and premier league quality. I think he's reached that point where he's probably not going to be needed for a top 4 side. We would most definitely have him though.