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Author Topic: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up  (Read 4758 times)

Offline Mister E

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #45 on: April 04, 2020, 03:36:58 PM »

Birthdate - 1958

Started Supporting - 1966 / first live game - 1967 (vs Everton)

Manager/Coach - Ron Saunders

Jimmy Rimmer
John Gidman
Olof MellbergMartin LaursenPaul McGrath
Colin Gibson

Gordon Cowans
Steve McMahon
Jack Grealish

Andy Gray
Brian Little

Subs
Bosnich
Allan Evans
Stevie Staunton
Gareth Barry
Bruce Rioch
Dalian Atkinson
Gary Shaw
« Last Edit: April 06, 2020, 07:35:48 AM by Mister E »

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #46 on: April 04, 2020, 03:48:29 PM »
1978

First game around 1987/8 maybe before.

Graham Taylor

Bosnich

Lausen
McGrath
Mellberg

Cowans
Barry
Platt
Grealish
Young

Yorke
Benteke

Offline Breezeblock

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #47 on: April 04, 2020, 03:48:53 PM »
Birthdate -1966

Started Supporting - 1971

Manager/Coach - Ron Saunders

Keeper - Nige Spink

Defender - John Gidman
Defender - Paul McGrath
Defender - Martin Laursen
Defender - Charlie Aitken

Midfielder - Dennis Mortimer
Midfielder - Jack Grealish
Midfielder - Brian Little
Midfielder - Sid Cowans

Attacker - Andy Gray
Attacker - Christian Benteke

Subs
Keeper - Mark Bosnich
Defender - Ugo Ehiogu
Defender - Freddy Bouma
Midfielder - David Platt
Midfielder - Tony Daley
Attacker - Juan Pablo Angel
Attacker - Andy Lochhead

Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #48 on: April 04, 2020, 03:59:25 PM »
Birthdate -1974

Started Supporting -1982 (earlier but Feb 82 was my 1st game, man Utd away lost 1-4), didn't know at time but first game after Ron Saunders resigned.

Manager/Coach -Graham Taylor

Keeper - Mark Bosnich

Defender - Steve Staunton
Defender - Allan Evans
Defender - Paul McGrath
Defender - Colin Gibson

Midfielder -Gareth Barry
Midfielder - Gordon Cowans
Midfielder -David Platt
Midfielder - Paul Merson

Attacker - Peter Withe
Attacker -  Dwight Yorke

Subs
Keeper - Nigel Spink
Defender - Martin Laursen
Defender - Ollof Mellberg
Midfielder - Jack Grealish
Midfielder -Ian Taylor
Attacker - Dean Saunders
Attacker - Christian Benteke

Feel free to change the formation and post your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up.

Offline Bobby Boy

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #49 on: April 04, 2020, 04:13:24 PM »
1968

1975

Ron Saunders

Jimmy Rimmer

John Gidman
Paul McGrath
Olof Mellberg
Steve Staunton

Gordon Cowans
Dennis Mortimer
Andy Townsend
Brian Little

Dwight Yorke
Peter Withe

Nigel Spink

Allan Evans
Gareth Southgate

David Platt
Des Bremner

Gary Shaw
Dean Saunders

I haven't looked at anyone else's yet so I've definitely forgotten someone(s) obvious...


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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #50 on: April 04, 2020, 04:14:15 PM »
Tony Morley was my absolute favourite player as a 6/7/8 year old but think I may have only seen him a couple of times live as only went to a handful of games in 1982 and  1983, hence him not being in my squad. Definetely saw Withe a lot in mid 80s. Leaving Mark Walters out was a hard one for me as I idolized him as a kid, also toss up between Townsend and Ian Taylor on the bench, went with my claret and blue glasses. Also, not the best player so not in my squad, but I loved the sheer aggression of Garry Thompson in tgecrelegation and promotion side in the late 80s. Ashley Young and James Milner were tough ones to leave out as well. Grealish has it all but only done for two half seasons so far, hence on the bench for me.

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2020, 04:17:40 PM »
Tony Morley was my absolute favourite player as a 6/7/8 year old but think I may have only seen him a couple of times live as only went to a handful of games in 1982 and  1983, hence him not being in my squad. Definetely saw Withe a lot in mid 80s. Leaving Mark Walters out was a hard one for me as I idolized him as a kid, also toss up between Townsend and Ian Taylor on the bench, went with my claret and blue glasses. Also, not the best player so not in my squad, but I loved the sheer aggression of Garry Thompson in tgecrelegation and promotion side in the late 80s. Ashley Young and James Milner were tough ones to leave out as well. Grealish has it all but only done for two half seasons so far, hence on the bench for me.


Tony Morley is my all time favourite but the best for me were God & Sid.

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #52 on: April 04, 2020, 04:18:35 PM »
Saunders

Rimmer

Gidman
Gibson
Evans
McGrath

Mortimer
Cowans
Platt
Morley

Withe
Little

Reserves:
Bosnich

Swain
Williams
Southgate
Laursen

Townsend
Cropley
Bremner
Young

Benteke
Shaw





Offline Damo70

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #53 on: April 04, 2020, 04:28:38 PM »
I always thought Colin Gibson was better when he was moved into midfield. It might be harsh given he won the League and European Cup but I would put Gidman, Swain, Gage, Price and Barrett ahead of Gary Williams.

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #54 on: April 04, 2020, 04:32:06 PM »
I always thought Colin Gibson was better when he was moved into midfield. It might be harsh given he won the League and European Cup but I would put Gidman, Swain, Gage, Price and Barrett ahead of Gary Williams.

Although Williams was mainly a left-back who covered right back sometimes, and those you mention, with the exception of Gage, were right-backs. Williams as a very good player in my opinion, although I preferred Gibbo.

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #55 on: April 04, 2020, 04:46:33 PM »
1972
1980

Nigel Spink
Earl Barrett
Steve Staunton
Paul McGrath
Martin Laursen
Ashley Young
David Platt
Tony Daley
James Milner
Gareth Barry
Jack Grealish
Christian Benteke

Subs: Cowans, Carew, Petrov, Saunders, Mellberg, Bosnich, Teale

Manager: Graham Taylor


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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #56 on: April 04, 2020, 05:15:06 PM »
1985

1992

Manager Ron Atkinson

5-3-2

Bosnich, Barrett, McGrath, Ehiogu, Barry, Staunton, Cowans, Taylor, Townsend, Atkinson, Saunders


Subs Yorke, Spink, Teale, Daley, Merson, Mellberg, Richardson


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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #57 on: April 04, 2020, 06:08:13 PM »
1983

My first game was Aston Villa 0-1 Blackburn Rovers. January 1st 1994

Brian Little, will never forget Wembley '96. What a great day that was.

Bosnich
Delaney McGrath Southgate Staunton
Milner    Taylor    Barry    Young
Merson
Benteke

Struggled with the full backs, but rated Delaney, he liked a proper slide tackle. Shame injury took its toll.

Wasn't sure about Yorke over Benteke. But the way he left for Man Utd really upset me when I was a stroppy teenager. Can't forgive him, still.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2020, 06:10:12 PM by PaulTheVillan »

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #58 on: April 04, 2020, 06:40:41 PM »
Birthdate - 1979

Started Supporting - 1991-92

Manager/Coach - Little

Keeper - Bosnich

Defender - Delaney
Defender - McGrath
Defender - Laursen
Defender - Amavi

Midfielder - Milner
Midfielder - Barry
Midfielder - Taylor

Free Role - Grealish

Attacker - Yorke
Attacker - Benteke

Subs
Keeper - Friedel
Defender - Mellberg
Defender - Staunton
Midfielder - Petrov
Midfielder - Merson
Attacker - Atkinson
Attacker - Young

A few aren't necessarily the best players for the position but collectively I think the team would work brilliantly. The bench even more than the team is about players to fill specific roles.

Left back is the weakest area because I don't think we've had a one who's played with any consistency in the way I want so I went for the player Amavi is now rather than the player he was with us.

Offline billhicks

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #59 on: April 04, 2020, 07:24:38 PM »
1965
1974
Saunders
Rimmer
Swiain
Staunton
God
Laursen
Sid
Mortimer
Platt
Morley
Withe
Shaw

 


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