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Author Topic: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch  (Read 246399 times)

Offline Dave

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1125 on: November 19, 2023, 11:07:44 PM »
On a bored Wikipedia trawl, Janoi Donacien who was one of that "might be our next central defensive colossus when Zat Knight packs it in" crowd of a decade ago is now 30, and a part of the surprisingly impressive Ipswich squad doing well in the Championship.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1126 on: November 20, 2023, 08:32:30 AM »
Is that our former player Brad Young playing for New Saints in the Welsh Premiership?
Doing well if it is.
It is. Iím surprised he couldn't find a club at a higher level though.

Me, too. Always looked decent when I saw him.
Just read that heís only 5í9Ē, so maybe he just struggled to make the step up physically?

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1127 on: November 20, 2023, 08:44:59 AM »
Is that our former player Brad Young playing for New Saints in the Welsh Premiership?
Doing well if it is.
It is. Iím surprised he couldn't find a club at a higher level though.

Me, too. Always looked decent when I saw him.
Just read that heís only 5í9Ē, so maybe he just struggled to make the step up physically?

Would have had a great career at a higher level back in the 80s and 90s as part of a big man little man combo 4-4-2 meat and potatoes English style set up.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1128 on: November 20, 2023, 08:59:54 AM »
2Ĺ years since scoring what proved to be the winner in the Youth Cup Final. Youth football's harsh.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1129 on: November 20, 2023, 09:53:32 AM »
He as quick and a decent finisher but his all round game wasn't good enough and that's shown by how far down he's had to go to get game time. I suspect he'll come back up though, if he wants it, I can see him in league 2 in a couple of years and ending up with a fairly decent lower league career.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1130 on: November 20, 2023, 10:31:46 AM »
IIRC he didnít impress at Ayr either.

It's a shit business.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1131 on: November 20, 2023, 11:11:54 AM »
On a bored Wikipedia trawl, Janoi Donacien who was one of that "might be our next central defensive colossus when Zat Knight packs it in" crowd of a decade ago is now 30, and a part of the surprisingly impressive Ipswich squad doing well in the Championship.

I noticed that back at the start of the season, was watching some EFL highlights and the name rang a bell.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1132 on: November 20, 2023, 12:50:33 PM »
Cory Blacket-Taylor is another who seems to be carving out a living in the lower leagues.  Currently at Charlton.

Offline rougegorge

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1133 on: November 20, 2023, 05:54:45 PM »
Trez bagged a brace for Egypt yesterday in their World Cup qualifier against Sierra Leone.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1134 on: November 20, 2023, 05:56:21 PM »
IIRC he didnít impress at Ayr either.

It's a shit business.

Disappointing, but they're known for being straight talkers at Ayr.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1135 on: November 25, 2023, 04:43:33 PM »
Thought I'd throw this one in here even though he's no longer playing, I heard today from a Swedish client that Olaf Melberg looks likely to take the job as Sweden's national team manager.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1136 on: November 25, 2023, 06:58:47 PM »
Thought I'd throw this one in here even though he's no longer playing, I heard today from a Swedish client that Olaf Melberg looks likely to take the job as Sweden's national team manager.

Not the first time we've seen it on here but it's Olof. Obviously it's all Aftab's fault rather than yours. ;)

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1137 on: November 25, 2023, 07:36:29 PM »
Thought I'd throw this one in here even though he's no longer playing, I heard today from a Swedish client that Olaf Melberg looks likely to take the job as Sweden's national team manager.

Not the first time we've seen it on here but it's Olof. Obviously it's all Aftab's fault rather than yours. ;)

The shame. And my bloody client is also an Olof. Fortunately it's his middle name.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1138 on: December 03, 2023, 01:44:37 PM »
Harvey Knibbs playing for Reading at Eastleigh in the FA Cup.

Offline Dave

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #1139 on: December 12, 2023, 10:42:56 PM »
90 minutes for Axel Tuanzebe as Ipswich win again and go top of the Championship.

 


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