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Author Topic: Gary Gardner - Retired  (Read 120876 times)

Offline TheMalandro

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #675 on: July 22, 2017, 07:18:14 AM »
He had a big opportunity last year and didn't take it. Good luck Gary.

Offline Phil from the upper holte

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #676 on: July 22, 2017, 09:08:24 AM »
I had such high hopes but he's slow and poor in possession. Goid luck to him he's always been respectful

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #677 on: July 22, 2017, 09:08:43 AM »
He did o.k at the start of SB's reign and then we of course gave him a 4 year deal. Interested to see if he goes out permanently, I'd assume so giveng he's been out on loan several times.

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #678 on: July 22, 2017, 09:21:34 AM »
Sorry to say but he's slow, sloppy in possession and doesn't have quick enough feet

Injuries a big problem but I think he may have also just physically matured more than his contemporaries and that made him so dominant at 18-19

Offline passitsideways

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #679 on: July 22, 2017, 09:30:15 AM »
Seem to remember that in the few games he had under McLeish in the PL, getting around the pitch wasn't a problem for him, whereas nowadays he really does look like he's playing in slow motion.

Tough one, but the way the squad is it'd be a waste of everyone's time to not bin him

Offline Damo70

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #680 on: July 22, 2017, 03:00:22 PM »
Awful bad luck with injuries, but has never really looked the part.


That pretty much sums up my feelings too.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #681 on: July 22, 2017, 05:52:34 PM »
Awful bad luck with injuries, but has never really looked the part.


That pretty much sums up my feelings too.

Yep, me too. I remember watching him at Sheff Wed last season, lots of talk about how excited he was, how up for it he was etc. He was terrible. Strollled around, barely breaking into a jog. Some short passes, that was it.

I wish him well, but time to part company.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #682 on: July 22, 2017, 07:19:04 PM »
Let's face it he's never been any good and was overrated from day one. Dare I say he wasn't even as good as his brother. At least he had one good asset with his shooting, which is up there with the best.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #683 on: July 22, 2017, 07:22:12 PM »
Let's face it he's never been any good and was overrated from day one. Dare I say he wasn't even as good as his brother. At least he had one good asset with his shooting, which is up there with the best.


Maybe he was overrated or maybe he deserved to be rated before his injuries. Either way he clearly isn't rated much at all now.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #684 on: July 22, 2017, 07:30:48 PM »
Let's face it he's never been any good and was overrated from day one. Dare I say he wasn't even as good as his brother. At least he had one good asset with his shooting, which is up there with the best.


Maybe he was overrated or maybe he deserved to be rated before his injuries. Either way he clearly isn't rated much at all now.

Was there ever a time before his injuries? I don't ever remember a decent performance from him. All I remember was that he was highly rated as a youth team player which never materialised into the first team.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #685 on: July 22, 2017, 07:35:16 PM »
He was an excellent prospect coming out of the academy. He had a couple of decent loan spells. He will be a decent Championship or good League one player who will score the odd belter if he stays healthy.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #686 on: July 22, 2017, 07:43:40 PM »
Let's face it he's never been any good and was overrated from day one. Dare I say he wasn't even as good as his brother. At least he had one good asset with his shooting, which is up there with the best.


Maybe he was overrated or maybe he deserved to be rated before his injuries. Either way he clearly isn't rated much at all now.

Was there ever a time before his injuries? I don't ever remember a decent performance from him. All I remember was that he was highly rated as a youth team player which never materialised into the first team.

He played well on his debut at Wolves, I was at that game (robbie Keane one). Didn't he also play a part in the Weimann last minute winner v Fulham which effectively kept us up. So that's two decent cameos in a handful of games he got in 11/12.

Then he got injured and I can't honestly remember him playing for us until start of last season.

Around that time he was playing well for the England age groups.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #687 on: July 22, 2017, 07:54:26 PM »
He was highly rated before his injuries, within and outside the club. Rafa Benitez was rumoured to be looking at him when he was Inter manager.

It's a real shame the injuries and no doubt associated lack of confidence happened, he was our most-talented Villa-bred since Luke or Lee.

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #688 on: July 22, 2017, 07:57:13 PM »
He was highly rated before his injuries, within and outside the club. Rafa Benitez was rumoured to be looking at him when he was Inter manager.

It's a real shame the injuries and no doubt associated lack of confidence happened, he was our most-talented Villa-bred since Luke or Lee.

More than Jack? Really?

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Re: Gary Gardner
« Reply #689 on: July 22, 2017, 08:13:14 PM »
He was highly rated before his injuries, within and outside the club. Rafa Benitez was rumoured to be looking at him when he was Inter manager.

It's a real shame the injuries and no doubt associated lack of confidence happened, he was our most-talented Villa-bred since Luke or Lee.

More than Jack? Really?

I'm guessing Lee refers to Hendrie?  Vassell was after that and has 22 England caps to his name!

 


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