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Author Topic: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley  (Read 174917 times)

Offline pbavfckuwait

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1335 on: February 19, 2017, 11:23:30 AM »
Crap player, was here to long, set the standard that we have now reached well before we had reached it, he has gone now, we got 5 million for him, hahahahaha, good luck son, don't come back.

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1336 on: February 19, 2017, 11:29:12 AM »
That Disney song, "Let it go".

That's what we need to do here.

Offline passport1

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1337 on: February 19, 2017, 11:45:10 AM »
A sad indictment of our club and support.

Offline LeeB

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1338 on: February 19, 2017, 01:05:36 PM »
A sad indictment of our club and support.

What is? Buying him? Thinking he had potential? Playing him for 4 years when he was utterly gash?

Offline ktvillan

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1339 on: February 19, 2017, 02:11:11 PM »
Watching him yesterday he had the same look on his face as when he played for us, which seemed to be saying, what am I doing here, what should I do to fit in, when will someone notice that I don't belong here and tell me to sod off?  Like the uncoolest kid in school sneaking around in the shadows at the school disco, hoping not to be noticed and just waiting and dreading the moment when he is spotted and mercilessly vilified. 

Offline Sexual Ealing

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1340 on: February 19, 2017, 02:18:47 PM »
Watching him yesterday he had the same look on his face as when he played for us, which seemed to be saying, what am I doing here, what should I do to fit in, when will someone notice that I don't belong here and tell me to sod off?  Like the uncoolest kid in school sneaking around in the shadows at the school disco, hoping not to be noticed and just waiting and dreading the moment when he is spotted and mercilessly vilified. 

Paul McGrath is on record as thinking the same thing when he played.

Yes I am comparing them and I do think Westwood is better.

Offline in exile

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1341 on: February 20, 2017, 04:31:06 PM »
That Disney song, "Let it go".

That's what we need to do here.

Agreed

Offline Simon Page

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1342 on: February 20, 2017, 04:47:21 PM »
I'd quit while I was miles behind if I was you.

Only if I valued your judgement on a player any more than you value mine. Anyway, I want this to be 100 pages by the end of the month just to show how little he means to us.

My point (one for all you nicknamers out there) is I had an issue with Parker so his good tended to have a "but" attached and his not-so-good came with a "see". All bollocks of course, and I now accept he was in fact the epicentre of our almost successful 92/3 side and the man of the match in the 94 cup final where he dressed as Graham Fenton*.

On a similar note, it'd be interesting to know who thinks Ray Houghton was one-quarter of our great Irish contingent and who thinks he only ever moved sideways. The genius/bastard but nothing in between.

* Apologies for the exaggeration and willful misinterpretation which has no place in a thread such as this.

Offline Deano's Mullet

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1343 on: February 20, 2017, 05:25:23 PM »
Houghton was generally decent. His performance at home to Inter was one of the best Villa midfield displays  I can recall. Tranmere at home too. Chipped in with the odd important goal too. More reliable than Parker but not as flashy - and don't get me wrong I loved Parker.

Offline Blagg

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1344 on: February 20, 2017, 05:50:36 PM »
I always felt that Houghton's good performances coincided with us being on the telly.  When the world wasn't watching, he didn't seem to be so interested.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1345 on: June 02, 2018, 01:41:32 AM »
Ive always loved our Ashley.  Apparently we are due another 1m thanks to an appearance clause we put in the contract that hes now achieved.  Every little helps.

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1346 on: June 02, 2018, 01:45:04 AM »
It seems we've been a bit cuter than usual with clauses from the purge of players under Xia.

Offline KevinGage

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1347 on: June 02, 2018, 01:53:54 AM »
Yes.

A little bit behind our target of being the second or third biggest team in the world in three years.

But we are picking up a wee bit more money from scragends. So every cloud.

Offline nigel

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1348 on: February 21, 2020, 03:54:02 PM »
Interesting read

For those fans who think hurling personal abuse at players doesn't affect them, read ASHLEY WESTWOOD'S words about when he fell into depression, struggling with the comments he was receiving from Villa fans...
It was only when I joined Burnley that I realised how bad a place I was in, said Westwood, Id keep it all inside, locked away, trying to show a hard face but my wife knew I was unhappy. We had a little group of us whod have a drink after a game. Id have a carafe of red wine but itd end up being two bottles. I wouldnt say I was turning into an alcoholic, but I was never really a player whod drink. (Before) Id never drink in the house, but now I didnt want to go out. Id get home after getting beat and didnt want to be seen out because fans would turn on you and Id end up drinking red wine at home. It was an instant release coming to Burnley.

#AVFC

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Re: Ashley Westwood - Sold to Burnley
« Reply #1349 on: February 21, 2020, 03:59:44 PM »
The full article is in The Telegraph but you need to be signed up to see the whole article.

 


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