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Author Topic: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED  (Read 39047 times)

Offline sirlordbaltimore

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #270 on: January 21, 2019, 05:51:57 PM »
He's the one player I'm surprised that Smith hasnt called back.

I'm not surprised. He's not very good

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #271 on: January 21, 2019, 10:03:39 PM »
I think it was just a case of  Bruce not fancying RDL as a player. He didn't sign him, so he brought in his own players and let him go. Smith might have a different view and bring him back. I think that's all there was/is too it.

Or that there was some kind of issue between the two.  Think that could have been the case with Steer and a few others as well.

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #272 on: January 22, 2019, 08:36:59 AM »
He's the one player I'm surprised that Smith hasnt called back.

I'm not surprised. He's not very good

I think the only reason he's not here is because his knee has gone. Perhaps the only player to have both a Premier League winners medal and a Championship promotion under his belt in the same season.

He's only played 8 games, pity.

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #273 on: January 22, 2019, 12:04:18 PM »
I'm certainly surprised he hasn't played more games for us in his Villa career. I always thought he looked quite decent when fit.

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #274 on: January 22, 2019, 12:11:37 PM »
He looked good pre season , prompting Bruce IIRC to say he was the best player during the friendly games. Followed by Bruce loaning him out !

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #275 on: February 12, 2020, 12:53:47 PM »
Interesting comments, the first one made me laugh.

Ritchie De Laet: “It’s a massive club but I never got going at Villa. The injury was a terrible time, then I couldn’t get into the side. Steve Bruce wasn’t my cup of tea. The football was too similar to Tony Pulis, but at least Tony had a plan.”

De Laet: “I remember Steve would throw the ball into the middle in training and say ‘let’s play’, like we were under-nines. It was crazy.”

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #276 on: February 12, 2020, 12:58:23 PM »
Interesting comments, the first one made me laugh.

Ritchie De Laet: “It’s a massive club but I never got going at Villa. The injury was a terrible time, then I couldn’t get into the side. Steve Bruce wasn’t my cup of tea. The football was too similar to Tony Pulis, but at least Tony had a plan.”

De Laet: “I remember Steve would throw the ball into the middle in training and say ‘let’s play’, like we were under-nines. It was crazy.”

Wow! That is really cutting! I'd laugh if it wasn't about us.

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #277 on: February 12, 2020, 01:03:08 PM »
He probably vented to Bruce at some stage, thus his loan out.

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #278 on: February 12, 2020, 01:53:07 PM »
Only supports what we knew and what other fans have said about his time at their clubs

I am amazed he keeps getting jobs based on this

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #279 on: February 12, 2020, 02:20:19 PM »
Where are the comment about Bruce from?

TBH I totally forgot about him as a player but looking at his stats, 202 appearances over 14 years is not a lot. (although Wiki has not been updated for almost a year as well.)

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #280 on: February 12, 2020, 02:22:42 PM »
Dinosaur bruce? Never

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Re: Ritchie De Laet - CONFIRMED
« Reply #281 on: February 12, 2020, 02:31:55 PM »
@Somniloquism - The Athletic

 


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