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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #735 on: March 13, 2022, 05:54:36 AM »
Callum OíHare has scored 2 for Coventry today.

And set another up. Always had talent, but we couldn't offer him first team football

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #736 on: March 14, 2022, 02:05:16 PM »
Callum OíHare has scored 2 for Coventry today.

And set another up. Always had talent, but we couldn't offer him first team football

I thought he'd have pushed on a bit by now.  Clearly he had a lot of ability on the ball, and I thought a year or two at Coventry would be enough for him to potentially move up a level.  Not happened yet, maybe it never will. It might be his lack of goalscoring that holds him back (the most recent game very much being an exception). He's always had the creativity required to play at a higher level.  He's the 5th in the 'chances created' stats in the Championship this season.  Not bad for a team in 10th place.

While we're on ex-Villa players, the player who has created the 8th most chances in the Championship this season? James Bree.  He's the highest placed defender in the list.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #737 on: March 14, 2022, 05:05:10 PM »
Where's he at, Luton? They seem to be the most over-achieving club in the land. Hats off to the Hatters.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #738 on: March 19, 2022, 06:19:07 PM »
Where's he at, Luton? They seem to be the most over-achieving club in the land. Hats off to the Hatters.

Pinged in a free-kick from 25 yards today to help Luton move up to third in the Championship.

Nathan Jones is doing a pretty astonishing job there.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #739 on: March 19, 2022, 08:08:40 PM »
Where's he at, Luton? They seem to be the most over-achieving club in the land. Hats off to the Hatters.

Pinged in a free-kick from 25 yards today to help Luton move up to third in the Championship.

Nathan Jones is doing a pretty astonishing job there.

Luton and Forest are the two form teams in the Championship right now, Luton are 3rd, and Forest are in the play-off places if they win their game in hand.  I'd put money on one of them winning the play-offs if they both get there.  I could see Forest's late-season form doing for them what we did in 2019, coming from almost nowhere in the last three months of the season.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #740 on: April 16, 2022, 10:11:10 PM »
Barry Bannan scored a worldie for Wednesday this evening.

I'm amazed he's still playing - he must be about 50 by now!

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #741 on: April 16, 2022, 10:53:01 PM »
Barry Bannan scored a worldie for Wednesday this evening.

I'm amazed he's still playing - he must be about 50 by now!

I always rated Bannan.
He was a great passer of the ball.
Unfortunately he lost his way a touch.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #742 on: April 16, 2022, 11:04:41 PM »
Barry Bannan scored a worldie for Wednesday this evening.

I'm amazed he's still playing - he must be about 50 by now!

I always rated Bannan.
He was a great passer of the ball.
Unfortunately he lost his way a touch.
Has he been attempting to drive his car again?

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #743 on: April 17, 2022, 11:35:12 AM »
Barry Bannan scored a worldie for Wednesday this evening.
I'm amazed he's still playing - he must be about 50 by now!
I always rated Bannan.
He was a great passer of the ball.
Unfortunately he lost his way a touch.
He had great potential at a time when our midfield needed dome physicality: he couldn't offer that.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #744 on: April 17, 2022, 12:35:22 PM »
One of Bannan's problems were that he was only really managed by McLeish and Lambert - two negative managers who wouldn't really give a midfielder like Bannan any freedom.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #745 on: April 17, 2022, 12:48:51 PM »
Barry Bannan scored a worldie for Wednesday this evening.
I'm amazed he's still playing - he must be about 50 by now!
I always rated Bannan.
He was a great passer of the ball.
Unfortunately he lost his way a touch.
He had great potential at a time when our midfield needed dome physicality: he couldn't offer that.

Agree.
Some of his passing was sublime.
I remember the media fawning over a Charlie Adam pass. Yes it was a good long pass into space and the winger ran on to it. The pundits were w**king themselves over it. The winger made it look better, if Iím being picky.
The week after Bannan hit a longer pass, almost identical scenario, his wasnít into space, though, heíd seen Albrighton make the run, he put the pass where Albrighton didnít even break stride. Wasnít even mentioned.

But, yes, unfortunately he was the lightweight in a lightweight midfield. Iíd have loved to have seen him in a proper midfield with some big chap protecting him.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2022, 12:53:21 PM by nigel »

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #746 on: April 17, 2022, 05:40:12 PM »
Ashley Westwood's had a horror injury today. Looks like he's broken his leg pretty badly.

For a 32 year old that could be a career ender.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #747 on: April 17, 2022, 06:04:46 PM »
Here's wishing him a speedy recovery.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #748 on: April 17, 2022, 07:05:28 PM »
Recover soon Ashley.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #749 on: April 18, 2022, 08:20:51 AM »
Get well Ash

 


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