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Author Topic: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)  (Read 105732 times)

Offline Goldenballs

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #885 on: May 17, 2023, 08:01:24 PM »
I'd be happy if we gave him another year, providing he was happy to drop down the pecking order a bit.  He's barely put a foot wrong, fitness is incredible.

Offline algy

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #886 on: May 17, 2023, 08:30:22 PM »
I'd give him another year. As others have said, he's versatile enough and has enough nous about him that even as a squad player he'll be invaluable.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #887 on: May 18, 2023, 08:34:57 AM »
If England had a tournament this summer I think he'd have a chance of being selected on merit

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #888 on: May 18, 2023, 09:00:32 AM »
Hes in our team on merit IMO. Brings a real touch of class to that right-back role in our system.

Offline rob_bridge

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #889 on: May 18, 2023, 09:14:15 AM »
Hes in our team on merit IMO. Brings a real touch of class to that right-back role in our system.

Totally agree. Shame we had such a busy April as a one game rest he really could have done with.

No surprise (to me) that McGinn and Konsa have improved vastly since he has been in the team and he is doing this largely whilst covering for the ineffective Bailey.

Absolute top pro - great decision to bring him back, just should never have been played in midfield.

Offline OCD

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #890 on: May 18, 2023, 01:03:55 PM »
I think a right back will be on our list of targets so that could mean one of Young or Cash leave. I wouldn't be surprised if we bought Kyle Walker-Pieters. Also been linked with Dumfries who would be a bit of a coup saying he plays for a Champions League finalist.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #891 on: May 18, 2023, 01:05:55 PM »
I like Kyle Walker-Peters. Loyal stalwart for me in both my Catania and Leyton Orient Football Manager games.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #892 on: May 29, 2023, 07:32:41 AM »
At the end of the game AY seemed to linger a little longer than the other players, reading some thing into it  which isnt there or was that a goodbye?

Offline N'ZMAV

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #893 on: May 29, 2023, 07:34:30 AM »
I'd keep Young, if we're to win the ECL then we're going to need another 5 players in this squad.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #894 on: May 29, 2023, 12:20:45 PM »
At the end of the game AY seemed to linger a little longer than the other players, reading some thing into it  which isnt there or was that a goodbye?

I noticed this too, but hes not sure yet if he will be here as theyre only now going to work on a possible deal. So, think he was making sure he said good bye just in case.

I think if we want him, he stays. Hes not going to go anywhere and play every game unless he drops down significantly. I think he would enjoy being part of this journey and contributing both on and off the pitch.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #895 on: May 29, 2023, 12:46:43 PM »
I hope he gets another year, but also that he doesnt play very much, if that makes sense.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #896 on: May 29, 2023, 12:54:41 PM »
In a perfect scenario its the year that sees a better RB than Cash arrive. Cash is back up RB. Ash is the versatile old head on the bench who can fill in for a few roles but ultimately provides leadership and transitions from player to coach at the club.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #897 on: May 29, 2023, 01:00:23 PM »

Offline Pete3206

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #898 on: May 29, 2023, 01:08:23 PM »
Slots into various positions, so a one deal would be a good idea with extra games next season.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #899 on: May 29, 2023, 03:04:46 PM »
Slots into various positions, so a one deal would be a good idea with extra games next season.

Id have kept him anyway but with a European campaign too now, hes exactly the sort of person we e need around - mostly because we need depth but also an experienced head will be very useful.

Its nigh on impossible to look at how he did this season and not extend (I know his age is a factor but even so .)

 


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