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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #330 on: September 19, 2020, 05:55:44 PM »
David Platt,pound for pound, was possibly our best ever signing.

Dwight Yorke?

Paul Mcgrath (spot the connection)

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #331 on: September 19, 2020, 06:21:30 PM »
Yorke, ten grand purchase, 12.6 mill sale.  Yorke for me.  Platt was a terrific player though.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #332 on: September 19, 2020, 06:43:24 PM »
Platts runs into the box from deep, pinpoint passes from Sid to find him, happy days.

No sell on value, but 450k for God himself, gave me years of happiness watching him play and still proud that the man is a true villa legend

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #333 on: September 19, 2020, 09:29:32 PM »
God was the best signing ever.

I'm still yet to see a better defender, anywhere.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #334 on: September 19, 2020, 09:34:20 PM »
The best signing in my lifetime was Peter Withe. We've had better players and arguably bigger bargains, but none that were as important. 

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #335 on: September 19, 2020, 09:38:58 PM »
Point of order - Withe was bought to replace Geddis.

Technically correct but I always kind of saw Geddis, like Terry Donovan,  as a bit of a stopgap - very useful backup during the championship campaign though.

As for the above, when you look at the rough diamonds he sourced, perhaps we should have made Sir Graham our chief scout.  You could probably add Crouchy to that list, not so great for us but a very successful England,  PL and CL player ultimately. 

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #336 on: September 19, 2020, 09:47:36 PM »
David Platt,pound for pound, was possibly our best ever signing.

Dwight Yorke?

Paul Mcgrath (spot the connection)

Graham Taylor was a great talent spotter.

Although to balance it out - he also signed Ormondroyd and Callaghan.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #337 on: September 19, 2020, 09:56:01 PM »
David Platt,pound for pound, was possibly our best ever signing.

Dwight Yorke?

Paul Mcgrath (spot the connection)

Graham Taylor was a great talent spotter.

Although to balance it out - he also signed Ormondroyd and Callaghan.

Ormondroyd was a regular starter in a team that finished second. Callaghan I'll give you.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #338 on: September 19, 2020, 10:14:22 PM »
Ormondroyd certainly wasn't the worst player I ever saw down the Villa playing for us.  I liked him, a lot of skill for a big man.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #339 on: September 19, 2020, 10:19:10 PM »
Welcome Bertie.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #340 on: September 19, 2020, 10:20:34 PM »
Ormondroyd was ridiculed by everyone when we got him including our own fans. But for the time he was with us and certainly in the season we came second at times he was really excellent. The tactic at corners of him flicking on Sid’s pinpoint cross from Platt to attack was superb. And he scored some nice goals too as well as being the most unlikely left winger you can imagine.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #341 on: September 19, 2020, 10:32:41 PM »
I remember being at a game early on after we signed him . He was having a mare and looked absolutely distraught to the point of tears .  From a throw in he turned and it hit the back of his head , felt so sorry for him .  Glad he managed to fight back he seemed a good lad

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« Reply #342 on: September 19, 2020, 10:40:32 PM »
Ormondroyd certainly wasn't the worst player I ever saw down the Villa playing for us.  I liked him, a lot of skill for a big man.
i liked ‘Sticks’ and thought as the cliche goes, he had a good touch for a big man. He did look comically awkward until You got used to seeing him, seemed at times to be playing in slow motion, like when you see giraffes running in nature programmes. I did wonder whether Taylor signing Peter Crouch was due to him having previously signed Ormondroyd. Always remember that bonfire night classic against Everton at VP. Think he got a couple in the 5-2 win.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #343 on: September 19, 2020, 10:45:47 PM »
David Platt,pound for pound, was possibly our best ever signing.

Dwight Yorke?

Paul Mcgrath (spot the connection)

Graham Taylor was a great talent spotter.

Although to balance it out - he also signed Ormondroyd and Callaghan.

He took Sid back as well: Sid, McGrath, Yorke and Platt for under a million.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #344 on: September 19, 2020, 10:53:06 PM »
Ormondroyd certainly wasn't the worst player I ever saw down the Villa playing for us.  I liked him, a lot of skill for a big man.
i liked ‘Sticks’ and thought as the cliche goes, he had a good touch for a big man. He did look comically awkward until You got used to seeing him, seemed at times to be playing in slow motion, like when you see giraffes running in nature programmes. I did wonder whether Taylor signing Peter Crouch was due to him having previously signed Ormondroyd. Always remember that bonfire night classic against Everton at VP. Think he got a couple in the 5-2 win.

6-2 I think. Ormondroyd was decent for a while on the left wing and then faded once GT left

 


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