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Offline sirlordbaltimore

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Re: Savo
« Reply #60 on: June 26, 2019, 06:57:57 PM »


I always thought Savo was 'alright'. Occasionally brilliant, more often not.

Hard to compare him to Angel as Savo played in a far far better Villa side than Juan Pablo did.

We could've achieved things if we'd have Angel instead of Savo for those years IMHO.

Offline LeeB

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Re: Savo
« Reply #61 on: June 26, 2019, 07:27:15 PM »
He was a better player than Angel. Miles better.

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Savo
« Reply #62 on: June 26, 2019, 07:39:07 PM »
Was great in our Uefa cup run in 97/98 aswell.

Offline Risso

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Re: Savo
« Reply #63 on: June 26, 2019, 07:41:09 PM »
He was a better player than Angel. Miles better.

I'd say that his best, JPA was a better striker, but Savo was a better all round player.  Savo's link up play in and around the box was brilliant.

Offline LeeB

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Re: Savo
« Reply #64 on: June 26, 2019, 07:41:56 PM »
He was a better player than Angel. Miles better.

I'd say that his best, JPA was a better striker, but Savo was a better all round player.  Savo's link up play in and around the box was brilliant.

I'd accept that.

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Savo
« Reply #65 on: June 26, 2019, 11:16:12 PM »
Savo was great at holding the ball up under pressure as well.

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Savo
« Reply #66 on: June 26, 2019, 11:28:21 PM »
90 games, 28 goals. Had him on the back of my shirt as a 12 year old boy but hard to remember him now by anything other than Misalotevic.

And that fucking bandana.

Offline DrGonzo

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Re: Savo
« Reply #67 on: June 26, 2019, 11:58:56 PM »
As somebody who spent 10 years in a relationship with a Herzegovian I can surely back up that nobody from the region could have lived unaffected from that horrible shit storm. I have seen first hand the horrendous attorcities that were commited by all sides, it must have been the most terrifying time to be seperated from your family... I will never forget that 20 yard stormer in the final. Football is one of the few things that brings us together as a single global nation, and that is why it should be celebrated. We are united by our love of this game, it breaks boundaries and offers us a chance to share without prejudice.... unless you are a small heath fan obviously... Boom Boom Boom....

Offline eamonn

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Re: Savo
« Reply #68 on: June 27, 2019, 08:35:17 AM »
90 games, 28 goals. Had him on the back of my shirt as a 12 year old boy but hard to remember him now by anything other than Misalotevic.

And that fucking bandana.

His corker at Wembley to set us on our way will always be the first thing I think of when it comes to Savo. Especially as the only silverware we've won since are the unholy trinity of the Intertoto, Peace Cup and Play-Offs.

Offline AsTallAsLions

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Re: Savo
« Reply #69 on: June 27, 2019, 09:17:58 AM »
90 games, 28 goals. Had him on the back of my shirt as a 12 year old boy but hard to remember him now by anything other than Misalotevic.

And that fucking bandana.

His corker at Wembley to set us on our way will always be the first thing I think of when it comes to Savo. Especially as the only silverware we've won since are the unholy trinity of the Intertoto, Peace Cup and Play-Offs.

I've never quite forgiven him for spitting at us tbh. Probably the worst thing you can do as a player towards your own fans imo. I'd rather he'd aimed a middle finger in the direction of the stands... or anything else.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Savo
« Reply #70 on: June 27, 2019, 06:11:42 PM »
I'd cut him slack over it, it was a one-off and a reaction to getting abuse from the fans and he was probably as pissed off with how the game/season was going as they were.

 


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