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Offline Dave P

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #465 on: February 15, 2020, 06:55:10 AM »
Young always went down easily. I seem to recall him buying a couple of cheap free kicks that led to goals against Small Heath. I didn't particularly applaud him for it but I didn't particularly knock it for him either.

I do wonder what our perception of Grealish on this regard will be like once he goes?

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #466 on: February 15, 2020, 06:58:23 AM »
I always thought Young was quite brave beyond his physique. He was pretty spindly during his time with us, but he was never shy about challenges.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #467 on: February 15, 2020, 08:16:20 AM »
Young always went down easily. I seem to recall him buying a couple of cheap free kicks that led to goals against Small Heath. I didn't particularly applaud him for it but I didn't particularly knock it for him either.
his over-exaggerating antics used to piss me off.

Grealish takes a lot more kicks that Young did - and he handles it way better.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #468 on: February 15, 2020, 07:35:19 PM »
Young had a habit of hanging a leg out and catching the defender, Jack has a habit of putting his body between the defender and the ball and making them foul him.  I think Young bought a lot of fouls, Jack buys a few, too, but he earns far more by making defenders come through him.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #469 on: February 16, 2020, 10:46:59 AM »
Young always went down easily. I seem to recall him buying a couple of cheap free kicks that led to goals against Small Heath. I didn't particularly applaud him for it but I didn't particularly knock it for him either.

I do wonder what our perception of Grealish on this regard will be like once he goes?

Behold, a heretic

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #470 on: June 25, 2020, 11:34:52 PM »
James Milner still being awesome.
Well played that guy on another trophy and league title
Must be the most successful player of premier league era that moved on from Villa
Complete pro.
We could do with a few more of his type at Villa !

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #471 on: August 02, 2020, 01:10:46 AM »
Ashley Young still being awesome at 35
Helped inter to finish 2nd this season away to Atlanta in a  2-0 win. 4 goals and 4 assists in 18 appearances 13 starts
Saturday night Final match of season it was classic Young
Trademark assist in first min and a trademark Youngy curler for his second.
Signed in January 2020 and he's looked effervescent.
Young by name Young by nature !

Well played. Love this guy! Hope Inter win the Europa League

https://youtu.be/rkOT9dRNXR4



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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #472 on: August 02, 2020, 02:30:15 AM »
I have always thought we had the best of Ashley, he tormented defences and his crossing and spot kicks were spot on. I believe the amount of rough treatment handed out to him took it's toll and his game dropped off and he started looking for the free kick. Great career though.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #473 on: August 27, 2020, 11:59:14 AM »
One less ex-Villa player still playing.

Gareth Barry has just announced his retirement.


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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #474 on: August 27, 2020, 12:19:11 PM »
One of the villa legends by all accounts.
And most premier league appearances ever !
Cheers Gareth Barry.

Wonder if he'll get into coaching and management think he has the footy intelligence to do well.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #475 on: August 27, 2020, 12:23:31 PM »
I have always thought we had the best of Ashley, he tormented defences and his crossing and spot kicks were spot on. I believe the amount of rough treatment handed out to him took it's toll and his game dropped off and he started looking for the free kick. Great career though.

To be fair he was always good at buying a cheap free kick in his Villa days. To Small Heath's cost on a few occasions.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #476 on: August 27, 2020, 12:24:29 PM »
One of the villa legends by all accounts.
And most premier league appearances ever !
Cheers Gareth Barry.

Wonder if he'll get into coaching and management think he has the footy intelligence to do well.

I think there's a fair chance, I seem to remember reading somewhere he'd already taken some of his coaching badges.

It doesn't seem right that a player whose debut I remember watching so clearly can be old enough to retire...!

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #477 on: August 28, 2020, 08:29:34 AM »
One less ex-Villa player still playing.

Gareth Barry has just announced his retirement.



He's seen the Albion's third kit and gone "f%^k me I'm not wearing that s%^t, I think I'll retire instead".

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #478 on: August 28, 2020, 09:36:21 AM »
One less ex-Villa player still playing.

Gareth Barry has just announced his retirement.



He's seen the Albion's third kit and gone "f%^k me I'm not wearing that s%^t, I think I'll retire instead".

Shame he had to blot his legacy by having to play for them. Would have loved him back at Villa in his last few years .
To be ousted by Jake Livermore is a sorry way to go.
On WBA they are going straight back down .if you thought our strikers were struggling they have nonesxitsence in that squad.
Someone tell Callum Robinson not go back there!

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #479 on: August 28, 2020, 10:03:39 AM »
I'm happy for WBA to sign Callum Robinson, especially if they think he's the sort of forward that will score the goals to keep them up.

 


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