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Author Topic: Morgan Sanson - signed  (Read 34837 times)

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Re: Morgan Sanson - signed
« Reply #540 on: April 24, 2021, 01:42:52 PM »
I have no recollection of that reception. I'll resist the urge to hang it on my wall for £375.

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Re: Morgan Sanson - signed
« Reply #541 on: April 24, 2021, 01:47:16 PM »
That 2000-01 season was my first year at Aberystwyth uni, and along with Villa, Man Utd, Arsenal, Leeds and Everton supporting housemates we went to a lot of home games, which were around a 6 hour round trip.

I particularly remember wins against Ipswich, Everton, and the last home game against Coventry when Ginola played great. Also a 2-2 draw against West Ham where he scored a great free kick. I always liked him.

Saying that, I remember him getting sent off at home to Leicester the season after...don't think Gregory liked him much and that was that for his Villa career.
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Re: Morgan Sanson - signed
« Reply #542 on: April 24, 2021, 01:47:55 PM »
I have no recollection of that reception. I'll resist the urge to hang it on my wall for £375.

Haha yes only realised it wasn't just a stock image but something you could actually buy to stick on the wall! Bet Doug took the small size and tried to barter the price down from 150 quid to 15 quid!

Alpay had a Makoun style jumper looking back:

https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/new-aston-villa-signings-alpay-ozalan-and-david-ginola-meet-news-photo/650895608

Not sure why there was such a turnout for a signing as can only recall day O'Neill was appointed getting that sort of buzz outside VP but then Ginola did have a massive reputation at the time and everyone was still depressed after the cup final performance.

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Re: Morgan Sanson - signed
« Reply #543 on: April 24, 2021, 01:49:23 PM »
Alpay was a strange one for us. He was brilliant for a season and then the World Cup semi went to his head.

I always thought he could do a job for the Swiss tourist board, specialising in Scottish visitors. But these people never listen to me.

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Re: Morgan Sanson - signed
« Reply #544 on: April 24, 2021, 01:50:58 PM »
That 2000-01 season was my first year at Aberystwyth uni, and along with Villa, Man Utd, Arsenal, Leeds and Everton supporting housemates we went to a lot of home games, which were around a 6 hour round trip.

I particularly remember wins against Ipswich, Everton, and the last home game against Coventry when Ginola played great. Also a 2-2 draw against West Ham where he scored a great free kick. I always liked him

Up to the wretched form from August 2010 onwards I always found that the most boring season by a mile from my first 12 years or so of watching us.

All I can really remember from that season from the home games was the great Nilis volley v Chelsea and relegating Coventry in the final match, have no clue for most of the other results that season due to how dull it all was (compared to say 99-00 when there were loads of good games from December onwards).

Most of that squad wanted to leave that season and Gregory went into ultra defensive mode on the pitch and looking at table we plodded to 8th so was as non-descript as you can get in those days.

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Re: Morgan Sanson - signed
« Reply #545 on: April 24, 2021, 01:53:53 PM »
You might be right mate, but I'd just turned 18 and started going regularly. We had Merson and Ginola, plus Joachim and Hendrie, and that was enough for me, haha. It was players like Steve Stone who bored me. We were pretty defensive though, you're right.

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Re: Morgan Sanson - signed
« Reply #546 on: April 24, 2021, 02:01:17 PM »
Yeah....I was errr 11. And had hair (so Steve Stone 20 years later.....). In the previous 5 years we'd won a cup, had a really good european run, topped the league for half a season and reached the FA cup final so 00/01 was a complete borefest to me and probably in long run that's when we started to decline from top 6 club into one just treading water in mid table and massively lacking ambition.

Actually there's another game I've remembered from that season looking at soccerbase, wasn't the Celta Vigo game played in Smethwick and had that terrible ref in charge who blew up 5 minutes early?! Easily the worst ref performance I've ever seen live and think UEFA took him off the list 24 hours later and he was never heard of again.

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Re: Morgan Sanson - signed
« Reply #547 on: May 18, 2021, 05:29:36 PM »
Updated on Twitter along the lines of

“Bad news about my injury which will take a little longer than expected.

See you next season guys.. and trust me: Stronger than ever!!”

 


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