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Offline fredm

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #555 on: January 18, 2021, 04:31:47 PM »
Think you will see an entirely different strategy towards loans for the younger players from now on.  The set up of Purslow, together with the player recruitment staff, tailored alongside Smiths outlook will see young players going out and growing up quicker.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #556 on: January 18, 2021, 05:04:30 PM »
... Feels a bit odd to me when we've finally decided to loan out Revan given he's 21 and we can only find him a non league club. Would've thought they'd have been plenty of interest from the league against his performance v Liverpool...
Agreed; my thought exactly when it was announced. He has the physique and skill to mix it at a higher level of  the pyramid, I would have thought.
JG went out at 17 to Notts County, but this almost seems the exception when - for those with the real potential - it should be the norm.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #557 on: January 18, 2021, 09:02:13 PM »
... Feels a bit odd to me when we've finally decided to loan out Revan given he's 21 and we can only find him a non league club. Would've thought they'd have been plenty of interest from the league against his performance v Liverpool...
Agreed; my thought exactly when it was announced. He has the physique and skill to mix it at a higher level of  the pyramid, I would have thought.
JG went out at 17 to Notts County, but this almost seems the exception when - for those with the real potential - it should be the norm.

I think the problem with finding a league club half way through the season is the ceiling on the number of players in a squad.  Only got to look what has happened to McKirdy at Port Vale.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #558 on: January 19, 2021, 09:16:16 AM »
... Feels a bit odd to me when we've finally decided to loan out Revan given he's 21 and we can only find him a non league club. Would've thought they'd have been plenty of interest from the league against his performance v Liverpool...
Agreed; my thought exactly when it was announced. He has the physique and skill to mix it at a higher level of  the pyramid, I would have thought.
JG went out at 17 to Notts County, but this almost seems the exception when - for those with the real potential - it should be the norm.
I think the problem with finding a league club half way through the season is the ceiling on the number of players in a squad.  Only got to look what has happened to McKirdy at Port Vale.
Fair point; one that I'd not considered.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #559 on: January 28, 2021, 04:26:42 AM »
Callum O'Hare set up both goals for Cov with a couple of perfectly weighted passes last night.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #560 on: January 28, 2021, 06:16:15 PM »
Good luck to Middlesbrough with that lazy git

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #561 on: January 28, 2021, 08:00:31 PM »
How's our Russian out in Cyprus?

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #562 on: January 28, 2021, 08:53:18 PM »
One goal. He doesn't seem to ever start the match for them. Might not be the next Gerd Muller at this rate.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #563 on: January 30, 2021, 11:29:29 AM »
Luke Moore, Nathan Delfonz and Hepburn Murphy. Home-grown, skilful Villans whom I willed on so much to he heroes for us, alas ...  :(

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #564 on: February 01, 2021, 01:21:34 PM »
Milner was having to listen to Klopp go on to him when he was subbed v West Ham yesterday.
Didn't look totally pleased , perplexed if you will, but wasn't mouthing back... Then in next instance Liverpool go and score , assisted by Jones who had come on for Milner . James goes and gives Klopp a big hug and all smiles. To me the best thing about Liverpool winning the league last season was Milner being the winner. How he keeps going at top level is credit to longevity of a professional footballer performing at highest level.



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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #565 on: February 01, 2021, 02:13:38 PM »
Milner was having to listen to Klopp go on to him when he was subbed v West Ham yesterday.
Didn't look totally pleased , perplexed if you will, but wasn't mouthing back... Then in next instance Liverpool go and score , assisted by Jones who had come on for Milner . James goes and gives Klopp a big hug and all smiles. To me the best thing about Liverpool winning the league last season was Milner being the winner. How he keeps going at top level is credit to longevity of a professional footballer performing at highest level.

Milner was great but this is a season too far now, he's miles off the pace and it's painful to watch.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #566 on: February 01, 2021, 02:50:43 PM »
Milner was having to listen to Klopp go on to him when he was subbed v West Ham yesterday.
Didn't look totally pleased , perplexed if you will, but wasn't mouthing back... Then in next instance Liverpool go and score , assisted by Jones who had come on for Milner . James goes and gives Klopp a big hug and all smiles. To me the best thing about Liverpool winning the league last season was Milner being the winner. How he keeps going at top level is credit to longevity of a professional footballer performing at highest level.

Milner was great but this is a season too far now, he's miles off the pace and it's painful to watch.

Do you think he's off the Liverpool/Man City pace, or more generally?  What I mean is that there's a big difference in being not good enough for them and not good enough for the premier league. 

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #567 on: February 01, 2021, 03:06:12 PM »
I think Milner would make a great coach/manager
Hope he moves into that

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #568 on: February 01, 2021, 03:50:52 PM »
A  prime example of a superb footballer who lingered on a couple of seasons too long Gareth Barry

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #569 on: February 01, 2021, 05:32:49 PM »
Milner was having to listen to Klopp go on to him when he was subbed v West Ham yesterday.
Didn't look totally pleased , perplexed if you will, but wasn't mouthing back... Then in next instance Liverpool go and score , assisted by Jones who had come on for Milner . James goes and gives Klopp a big hug and all smiles. To me the best thing about Liverpool winning the league last season was Milner being the winner. How he keeps going at top level is credit to longevity of a professional footballer performing at highest level.

Milner was great but this is a season too far now, he's miles off the pace and it's painful to watch.

Do you think he's off the Liverpool/Man City pace, or more generally?  What I mean is that there's a big difference in being not good enough for them and not good enough for the premier league. 

he hasn't got the legs for the top flight any more, the last few times I've seen him he looks slow but more importantly looks like he's struggling to get through games. This is no slight on him, he's 35 and his game was based on his energy levels that just aren't there any more. He might be ok in one of the handful of teams in the league where pressing in midfield isn't a requirement but there's not many of them.

 


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