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Author Topic: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up  (Read 4471 times)

Online ChicagoLion

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #30 on: April 04, 2020, 04:56:27 AM »
I considered Daley and Young. Ashley Young was one of the most exciting players we have ever had. Shame he ended up going on to become just a bit part player, usually out of position, for those twats. In fairness, he never got the respect he deserved from quite a lot of Villa fans, too. Certain segments of our support have a deep suspicion of flair players.
His insisting on playing as the playmaker, taking every free kick badly and diving to get a penalty against us could also be a factor.

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #31 on: April 04, 2020, 06:32:07 AM »
Birthdate - 26/04/1987

Started Supporting - 1993

Manager/Coach - Dean Smith

Keeper - Bosnich

RB - Hutton
CB - Laursen
CB - Mings
LB - Wright

RM - Milner
CM - Barry
CM - Merson
CM - Grealish
LM - Young

CF - Angel

I was too young to appreciate McGrath, old enough to hate Southgate for leaving. Delaney was close to getting in at RB, Staunton and Bouma close at left back. Petrov and McGinn could have midfield starters but Merson and Grealish at the best players Iíve seen down the Villa. Benteke, Yorke, Carew and Gabby were all great but there was something about Angel I just love.

Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2020, 07:50:35 AM »
1960

1966

Ron Saunders

Spink
Gidman Mcgrath Evans Staunton
Cowans Mortimer Platt Cropley
Shaw Withe

Subs
Bosnich
Southgate Nicholl
Rioch Graydon
Little Gray

Putting Ray Graydon in as a midfielder is a bit of a cheat, but as a winger who could cross the ball and score goals he'd be a must on the bench.  Probably one of the most influential and underrated players in our recent (well,recent to me) history.

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #33 on: April 04, 2020, 08:43:03 AM »
1984

92/93

Bosnich
Delaney
McGrath
Southgate (most difficult selection)
Staunton
Young
Townsend
Barry
Grealish
Benteke
Yorke

Johnstone
Ugo
Laursen
Milner
Taylor
Saunders
JPA

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #34 on: April 04, 2020, 08:53:30 AM »
Johnstone?

Offline Neil Hawkes

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #35 on: April 04, 2020, 09:26:32 AM »
Birthdate - 1963

Started Supporting - 1972

Manager/Coach - Ron Atkinson

Keeper - Rimmer

Defender - Gidman
Defender - McGrath
Defender - Laursen
Defender - Staunton

Midfielder - Grealish
Midfielder - Sid
Midfielder - Little
Midfielder - Young

Attacker - Yorke
Attacker - Benteke

Subs
Keeper - Bosnich
Defender - Mellberg
Defender - Ugo
Midfielder - Mortimer
Midfielder - Platt
Attacker - Shaw
Attacker - Withe

Offline Rotterdam

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #36 on: April 04, 2020, 10:09:19 AM »
Birthdate - 1971

Started Supporting - first game was 1980

Manager/Coach - JG

Keeper - Bossie

Defender - Hutton
Defender - McGrath
Defender - Mellberg
Defender - Staunton

Midfielder - Sid
Midfielder - Platt
Midfielder - Sir Dennis
Midfielder - Grealish

Attacker - Shaw
Attacker -  Benteke

Subs
Keeper - Rimmer
Defender - Laureen
Defender - Swain
Midfielder - Merson
Midfielder - Taylor
Attacker - JPA
Attacker - Dublin

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #37 on: April 04, 2020, 10:12:53 AM »
Birthdate - 1968

Started Supporting - 1990

Manager/Coach - Ron Atkinson

Keeper - Friedel

Defender - Barrett
Defender - McGrath
Defender - Laursen
Defender - Staunton

Midfielder - Daley
Midfielder - Milner
Midfielder - Barry
Midfielder - Young

Attacker - Yorke
Attacker -  Benteke

Subs
Keeper - Bosnich
Defender - Mellberg
Defender - Southgate
Midfielder - Petrov
Midfielder - Grealish
Attacker - Atkinson
Attacker - Angel

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #38 on: April 04, 2020, 11:42:16 AM »
I started this thread on the Villa Memories page...

https://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?topic=60538.0

Offline TaxDodger

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2020, 11:48:32 AM »
Born: 1989
Started Supporting: 95/96

                   Bosnich

Delaney  Mellberg  Laursen   Wright

             Taylor  Barry

Young          Merson          Grealish

                  Yorke

Subs: Friedel, Staunton, Southgate, Milner, Petrov, Dublin, Benteke

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #40 on: April 04, 2020, 11:52:08 AM »
I started this thread on the Villa Memories page...

https://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?topic=60538.0

Yours was restricted only to those you have seen, this isn't.

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #41 on: April 04, 2020, 12:03:33 PM »
Born: 1990

Started supporting: I'd say 1997, first game 2001.

Manager: Jesus I guess it has to be MON as I can't claim to have really known what was going on with managers in Brian's day. I'll go with Deano to compromise because I like him.

4-4-2 diamond

Bosnich

Delaney
Laursen
Mellberg
Bouma

Petrov
Milner
Barry
Grealish

Yorke
Benteke

Subs:

Friedel
Southgate
Luke Young
McGinn
Ashley Young
Angel
Carew (I love Carew)

Offline nick harper

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #42 on: April 04, 2020, 12:51:44 PM »
Born: 1963
First game : 1972
Manager: Ron Saunders

4-3-1-2

              Rimmer

Gidman, Evans, McGrath, Staunton

Cowans, Mortimer, Barry

            Grealish

         Gray, Shaw

Subs

Bosnich
Swain
Mellberg
Cropley
Platt
Withe
Yorke
« Last Edit: April 04, 2020, 12:53:37 PM by nick harper »

Offline Damo70

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #43 on: April 04, 2020, 01:32:25 PM »
Born 9/11/70

1977 (first game I remember the League Cup final second replay, first game attended Villa 0 Manure 3 Sept 1979).

I have made this a pre season friendly so I could include eight subs!

Bosnich
Swain, Evans, McGrath, Staunton
Mortimer, Cowans, Platt, Morley
Withe, Shaw

Subs - Friedel, Teale, Barry, Townsend, Richardson, Young, Saunders, Yorke
« Last Edit: April 04, 2020, 01:38:57 PM by Damo70 »

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #44 on: April 04, 2020, 02:22:05 PM »
Born 1980 and started going in about 1985, so only gone for players I can remember watching:

                            Bosnich

Barrett         McGrath         Southgate       Staunton

                    Cowans          Townsend

Daley                          Platt                      Merson

                                  Yorke

Manager - Graham Taylor

Could have quite easily gone for Laursen over Southgate, Barry over Townsend and Ashley Young over Merson, so they are on the bench. 
 
Bench:

Spink
Laursen
I Taylor
A Young
Barry
Milner
Dublin
« Last Edit: April 04, 2020, 02:26:44 PM by tomd2103 »

 


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