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Offline Aldridge Villa

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #600 on: May 03, 2021, 05:28:16 PM »
Wouldn’t bet on it HQ. He seemed to revel in kissing his Man Utd badge when scoring at VP. I suspect a fair few haven’t forgotten.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #601 on: May 04, 2021, 11:00:24 AM »
I was amazed last night that Delph is still only 31. And I wouldn't have him back (and I mean for his playing ability).

I wouldn't have the snake back if he paid us!

Regardless of what I think of him as a person/character I just think he is very much past his best.

That's what I meant. I wonder if he's past his best or that the game has moved on a lot in the intervening years that a player of his style just doesn't cut it any more.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #602 on: May 04, 2021, 11:21:42 AM »

That's what I meant. I wonder if he's past his best or that the game has moved on a lot in the intervening years that a player of his style just doesn't cut it any more.

I think he's suffered in a footballing sense by being a jack of all trades for Man City and England. Hasn't really got a position to call his own any more.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #603 on: May 04, 2021, 12:41:24 PM »
Wouldn’t bet on it HQ. He seemed to revel in kissing his Man Utd badge when scoring at VP. I suspect a fair few haven’t forgotten.

I think time heals a bit especially when we know the player is about to retire.

We gave Yorke dogs abuse for years for doing that and also signing for SHA but when he was at Sunderland he came on near the end of a game at VP and got a decent round of applause which surprised me.

Barry also got stick, probably more unjustly but he got applauded off playing for West Brom in the championship the other season.

Playing for non threatening club like Watford I think he'll get a decent reception while all the stick is directed at Deeney if he's still there. Can't remember him scoring for Man. United v us although he did dive to win that penalty in his first season.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #604 on: May 04, 2021, 12:43:14 PM »

That's what I meant. I wonder if he's past his best or that the game has moved on a lot in the intervening years that a player of his style just doesn't cut it any more.

I think he's suffered in a footballing sense by being a jack of all trades for Man City and England. Hasn't really got a position to call his own any more.

Everton's like a semi retirement home for players in the North west, I remember Cleverley (also at Watford) going there after his loan spell and doing nothing.

Delph won a bit at Man. City so motivation to do anything but get nice pension at Everton really isn't that high. He also seems to have been injured for 80% of the time since leaving us aswell.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #605 on: May 04, 2021, 02:23:06 PM »
Re Ashley Young

I'm not sure whether this has already been discussed, but Ashley is the first English player to win Serie A since..............?

A question posed (and answered) by Mr Shin whilst I was chatting to him on the phone yesterday

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #606 on: May 04, 2021, 02:29:40 PM »
Ray Wilkins?

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #607 on: May 04, 2021, 02:33:49 PM »
Re Ashley Young

I'm not sure whether this has already been discussed, but Ashley is the first English player to win Serie A since..............?

A question posed (and answered) by Mr Shin whilst I was chatting to him on the phone yesterday

Jimmy Greaves?

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #608 on: May 04, 2021, 02:35:53 PM »
Paul Ince

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #609 on: May 04, 2021, 02:40:31 PM »
Re Ashley Young

I'm not sure whether this has already been discussed, but Ashley is the first English player to win Serie A since..............?

A question posed (and answered) by Mr Shin whilst I was chatting to him on the phone yesterday

Jimmy Greaves?

I saw his granddaughter the other day, she works in a chippy near me.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #610 on: May 04, 2021, 03:00:28 PM »
The previous English winner of Serie A was the first and only one until Young.

The players have a former club in common


Offline Martin Carruthers

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #611 on: May 04, 2021, 03:03:41 PM »
Gerry Hitchins?

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #612 on: May 04, 2021, 03:04:11 PM »
Luther Blissett.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #613 on: May 04, 2021, 03:08:07 PM »
Did Platt win it the season he was at Juve?

If not yeah probably have to go back to Hitchens.

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Re: Ex- Villa Players still playing watch
« Reply #614 on: May 04, 2021, 03:21:30 PM »
The previous English winner of Serie A was the first and only one until Young.

Jimmy Greaves won it at Milan too I think, before MC's correct Hitchens shout.

 


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