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Author Topic: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up  (Read 4465 times)

Offline VillaBoy_23

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #75 on: April 08, 2020, 04:03:26 PM »
Only chosen players Iíve seen with my own eyes:

1985
1989
Ron Atkinson

Bosnich

Staunton
McGrath
Terry
Laursen
Mellberg

Barry
Milner
Platt

Grealish
Benteke

Subs:
Spink
Yorke
Atkinson
Saunders
Southgate
Merson
Dublin

Online LeeB

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #76 on: April 08, 2020, 05:27:44 PM »
Only chosen players Iíve seen with my own eyes:

1985
1989
Ron Atkinson

Bosnich

Staunton
McGrath
Terry
Laursen
Mellberg

Barry
Milner
Platt

Grealish
Benteke

Subs:
Spink
Yorke
Atkinson
Saunders
Southgate
Merson
Dublin

Youíve missed off Sid. Iím assuming it was an error.

Offline VillaBoy_23

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #77 on: April 08, 2020, 05:44:20 PM »
Only chosen players Iíve seen with my own eyes:

1985
1989
Ron Atkinson

Bosnich

Staunton
McGrath
Terry
Laursen
Mellberg

Barry
Milner
Platt

Grealish
Benteke

Subs:
Spink
Yorke
Atkinson
Saunders
Southgate
Merson
Dublin

Youíve missed off Sid. Iím assuming it was an error.

My memories of him were too vague tbh.

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #78 on: April 08, 2020, 06:03:19 PM »
If you're basing it on only who you've seen, and started watching in 1989, missing off Sid is reasonable. He was still very good them, but not at his absolute peak.

Offline VillaBoy_23

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #79 on: April 08, 2020, 06:41:13 PM »
If you're basing it on only who you've seen, and started watching in 1989, missing off Sid is reasonable. He was still very good them, but not at his absolute peak.

My only real memory of him was from the earliest Villa match I remember watching on tv when we beat Everton 6-2. I didnít start going to the games until 1991. Platt on the other hand was my favourite footballer as a small child (even after he left us). Until I met him in the mid-nineties and he was a c*nt!

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #80 on: April 08, 2020, 06:43:14 PM »
I can't say I'm surprised, sadly. Always liked him, he seems to be an arrogant tossed that has only since acknowledged the existence of Aston Villa when he has been touting himself for the manager's job.

Offline VillaBoy_23

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #81 on: April 08, 2020, 06:46:42 PM »
I can't say I'm surprised, sadly. Always liked him, he seems to be an arrogant tossed that has only since acknowledged the existence of Aston Villa when he has been touting himself for the manager's job.

Iíve heard the stories of him returning from italia 90 with a big ego but not sure it was just down to that. I met him at a signing and he didnít look up and barely acknowledged my offer of a handshake. I wouldnít mind but I was only about 10 at the time.

Offline Percy McCarthy

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #82 on: April 08, 2020, 07:00:18 PM »
63

72

Ramsay.

Hardy

Spencer
McGrath
Barson
Cummings

Houghton
Blanchflower
Cowans
McParland

Waring
Walker

Subs:

Rimmer
Cowan
Gidman
Mortimer
Grealish
Yorke
Hampton

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #83 on: April 08, 2020, 07:28:50 PM »
86

95

Bosnich

Wright
Charles
Mellberg
Laursen


Barry
Milner
Young
Grealish

Angel
Yorke

Schmeichel
Southgate
Delaney
Taylor
Solano
Dublin
Carew

Manager Brian Little


Offline Villan82

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #84 on: April 09, 2020, 01:36:30 PM »
I have tried this a few times but it's too hard. I can only really do it by decade; 90s, 00s, 2010s. I just feel the game was so different in each decade that a player who was top draw in the 90s probably wouldn't be suited in today's game etc.

For example, Yorke was world class at a time when teams (Villa and utd) played with two strikers. How would he fare as a lone striker in the formations of today? Would he have to be played in a sort of AM role off a player like Benteke? Gareth Barry was at his best for us as a wide left midfielder, a position that's more or less redundant today. So, instead of putting my players in a formation, here is my all-time 1-11 since 1989:

Bosnich

Mellberg
McGrath
Laursen
Staunton

Milner
Townsend
Platt
Barry

Yorke
Benteke

Subs
Friedal
Southgate
Taylor
Merson
Young
Saunders
Grealish

Would like to have included Ehiogu, Savo, Dalian, Tony Daley, Angel,Richardson and Mark Delaney but it wasn't possible.



Offline Hale

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #85 on: April 09, 2020, 06:36:15 PM »
1953

1963

Ron Saunders

Johnny Dixon - non playing captain - an absolute gentleman, still the only Villa captain to lift the FA Cup in my lifetime

Rimmer

Gidman
McGrath
Evans
Aitken

Rioch
Barry
Cowans

Little
Gray
Anderson

Subs:
Spink
Swain
Laursen
Mortimer
Milner
Shaw
Dublin

Offline Superyorke

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #86 on: April 09, 2020, 08:22:53 PM »
1966

1976 ish

Graham Taylor

Bosnich

Mellberg
Southgate
Ehiogu
Bouma

Cowans
Platt
Barry
Grealish

Yorke
Benteke



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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #87 on: April 09, 2020, 08:46:42 PM »
Yorke was world class at a time when teams (Villa and utd) played with two strikers. How would he fare as a lone striker in the formations of today?

I reckon he would have done very well, he was a clever footballer and used space and other peoples runs well, also very good at holding a ball into feet as he matured.

I would never have said heíd make it after seeing him the first couple of times.

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #88 on: April 09, 2020, 10:32:36 PM »
Yorke was world class at a time when teams (Villa and utd) played with two strikers. How would he fare as a lone striker in the formations of today?

I reckon he would have done very well, he was a clever footballer and used space and other peoples runs well, also very good at holding a ball into feet as he matured.

I would never have said heíd make it after seeing him the first couple of times.


Yorke and Benteke with Grealish in behind would be nightmare to defend, Yorke's movement off the ball was exceptional and Grealish and Benteke are like magents for defenders. I honestly think all at their best, with a functional midfield in behind, sees Yorke scoring 30+ for the season.

Offline Villan82

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Re: Your all-time, ultimate Aston Villa line-up
« Reply #89 on: April 09, 2020, 10:53:15 PM »
Yorke was world class at a time when teams (Villa and utd) played with two strikers. How would he fare as a lone striker in the formations of today?

I reckon he would have done very well, he was a clever footballer and used space and other peoples runs well, also very good at holding a ball into feet as he matured.

I would never have said heíd make it after seeing him the first couple of times.


Yorke and Benteke with Grealish in behind would be nightmare to defend, Yorke's movement off the ball was exceptional and Grealish and Benteke are like magents for defenders. I honestly think all at their best, with a functional midfield in behind, sees Yorke scoring 30+ for the season.

That would be some forward line if you had 3 absolute machines behind them.

 


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