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Offline Drummond

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Your Ultimate Villa XI
« on: January 16, 2020, 11:20:44 AM »
This is players you've watched only and you can include them for whatever reason. i.e. they were just the best, most exciting, biggest character, whatever.

Bosnich - He just made saves that seemed impossible.

Price - He's got no hair, but we' don't care.....
Evans - When I first starting loving and playing football, he was the one at the back that I loved.
McGrath - No explanation necessary.
Wright - Beats Staunton because, well I never really liked him.

Daley - Infuriating to watch at times, but I loved him
Merson - Cheeky.
Platt - I loved that period when he was just flying about scoring goals.
Sid - My first.

Withe - He scored that goal (and didn't let Chico down in the Asda Car Park.
Yorke - Excitement and goals galore

Subs:
Spink - Solid
Ehiogu - Was always a fan
Laursen - Brilliant
Grealish - Not quite in the 1st team, yet.
Atkinson - I felt he should be in
Merson - Made me smile
Shaw - The best natural talent whose career was cut-short, feels wrong that he's not in the XI, will feel disappointed as he's done nothing wrong.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 11:32:30 AM »
Rimmer

Gidman
Evans
McGrath
Swain

Mortimer
Cowans
Platt
Daley

Shaw
Little

Subs
Bosnich
Gibson
Milner
Morley
Grealish
Benteke
Yorke

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 01:45:32 PM »
Rimmer

Gidman
Mellberg
McGrath
Aitken

Morley
Cowans
Mortimer
Platt

Little
Gray

Subs:

Shaw
Laursen
Yorke
Gibson
Bosnich

Offline Drummond

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 02:41:53 PM »
It's funny, I only started following football and Villa in 1978, when I was 6. I remember certain players from the League and European Cup winning era; Evans, Rimmer, Mortimer, Morley, Cowans, Shaw and Withe, but the other players never really stuck in my mind or made an impression. I guess because they didn't have the glamour that kids playing on the park like...

Offline Damo70

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 05:57:06 PM »
Bosnich
Swain, McGrath, Evans, Staunton
Mortimer, Cowans, Platt, Morley
Withe, Shaw

Subs - Friedel, Barrett (could cover full back and centre half), Richardson (massively underrated in my opinion),
Townsend, Yorke.





Offline Deano's Mullet

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 06:24:16 PM »
Bosnich
Staunton Teale McGrath Barrett
Platt  Grealish Richardson (Kevin),  Young (Ashley)
Yorke  Saunders

Subs
Spink  I. Taylor Mellberg   Hourihane  Parker Milosevic

Picked favourites. I am sure there were more prolific strikers than Savo or Deano but i loved those guys.

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 06:33:10 PM »
Somehow I need to accommodate Alex Cropley for his part in 76/77 and creating the template for Gordon Cowans,

Offline Villan82

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 08:46:13 PM »
I still think our 90s teams were better than the MON teams. I also, controversially, leave Grealish on the bench because the players I have picked played full seasons for us in the top flight:

a 5-3-2, classic villa formation:

------------------------------Bosnich---------------------------
------------------Laursen----McGrath----Ehiogu--------------
------Charles-----------------------------------------Staunton---
-------------------Milner-----Merson-----Barry-------------------
------------------------ -Yorke----Benteke----------------------


Subs:
Friedel, Mellberg, Taylor, Townsend, A. Young, Grealish, Atkinson.

This was tougher than I thought it would be! Very harsh on Petrov, Saunders and Carew and I was certain that I would have got Taylor into my first eleven. If I had gone 4-4-2 I probably would have got Petrov into the team with Milner right and Barry left.

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2020, 10:21:00 AM »
Somehow I need to accommodate Alex Cropley for his part in 76/77 and creating the template for Gordon Cowans,

It's tough isn't it?

I really struggled and could probably pick 2 sides to be honest.

Offline Deano's Mullet

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2020, 11:26:48 AM »
I still think our 90s teams were better than the MON teams. I also, controversially, leave Grealish on the bench because the players I have picked played full seasons for us in the top flight:

a 5-3-2, classic villa formation:

------------------------------Bosnich---------------------------
------------------Laursen----McGrath----Ehiogu--------------
------Charles-----------------------------------------Staunton---
-------------------Milner-----Merson-----Barry-------------------
------------------------ -Yorke----Benteke----------------------


Subs:
Friedel, Mellberg, Taylor, Townsend, A. Young, Grealish, Atkinson.

This was tougher than I thought it would be! Very harsh on Petrov, Saunders and Carew and I was certain that I would have got Taylor into my first eleven. If I had gone 4-4-2 I probably would have got Petrov into the team with Milner right and Barry left.


Two cups and two runners up spots - they definitely  were. We would have had three  gos at the Champions League by finishing  2nd 2nd and 4th.

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2020, 11:55:48 AM »
Bosnich
 
McGrath
Gibson

Cropley
Mortimer
Barry
Cowans

Shaw
Little
Gray
Morley

Subs: Rimmer, Laursen, Mellberg, Milner, Taylor, Daley, Platt.

M. Ron Saunders.

Now on first inspection this might seem to leave us a little light at the back, but I've picked a keeper who could save literally anything, the most exciting defender the planet has ever seen, and Paul McGrath. Playing behind a midfield of craft and graft. And good luck to any opposition that thinks they can come back from being at least 4 down inside 15 minutes.

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2020, 12:19:41 PM »
Spink
Gidman McGrath Evans Staunton
Rioch Cowans Mortimer Morley
Withe Gray

Subs: Rimmer Melberg Barry Bremner Shaw Yorke Little

That team would beat anybody, with loads of options off the bench too.

Offline richrunner

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2020, 11:32:23 PM »
GK: Friedel
RB: Delaney
LB: Wright
CB: Southgate
CB: Mellberg
CM: Petrov
CM: Milner
RM: Taylor
LM: Young
ST: Angel
ST: Carew

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2020, 12:10:45 PM »
Bosnich

Gidman
Evans
McGrath
Staunton

Daley
Platt
Cowans
Morley

Yorke
Withe

Subs: Rimmer, Mellberg, Barry, Mortimer, Little, Townsend, Shaw

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2020, 02:00:15 AM »
Gollini

Crespo
Richards
Lescott
Luna

Callaghan
Kinsella
Djemba-Djemba
Tonev

McCormack
Cascarino

 


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