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Offline danno

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #915 on: May 31, 2023, 11:40:18 AM »
Sad, but also shows a ruthlessness weve not had in my lifetime anyway.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #916 on: May 31, 2023, 11:42:12 AM »
I remember when the rumours of us signing him again started, I was adamant it wasn't something we'd look at as there would be little point. He's proper proven I don't know my arse from my elbow and should never, ever be listened to again.

Sorry to see him go, and all the best!

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #917 on: May 31, 2023, 11:43:37 AM »
I thought we would either let him go or keep around but as a third option at right back. He's done great the last couple of years and there should be another Premier League side that can offer him another year.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #918 on: May 31, 2023, 11:44:25 AM »
Ashs playing time was going to be reduced now that Cash was back fit, and Cash isnt guaranteed game time going forward as it was likely we would get another RB in. So Ash likely wanted some guarantees or Emery just felt hed served his purpose and its time to move on. Sport can be very cold at times. Ash has given everything to us so it will be sad not to see him again.

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Re: Ashley Young
« Reply #919 on: May 31, 2023, 11:44:45 AM »
Sad, but also shows a ruthlessness weve not had in my lifetime anyway.

I have just said exactly the same danno...

all the best Ashley and thanks for all your efforts down the Villa

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #920 on: May 31, 2023, 11:45:45 AM »
Thanks for changing the thread title. Very appropriate

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #921 on: May 31, 2023, 11:46:50 AM »
Perhaps he might return to Watford? He's been a model professional for us. I wish him well.

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #922 on: May 31, 2023, 11:47:44 AM »
He had a great season, outstanding but time waits for no man. What a player and what an influence on other players.

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #923 on: May 31, 2023, 11:51:07 AM »
A true pro, a credit to himself and the club.

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #924 on: May 31, 2023, 11:54:34 AM »
Sport can be very cold at times. Ash has given everything to us so it will be sad not to see him again.

True. It's best we were honest with him and I'd hope he does his badges and returns to work with the kids, he's everything you want in a pro. Absolute top man on so many levels. I was delighted the Holte gave him a special send off on Sunday. There's not many 38 year olds that would have received such an enthusiastic serenade.

Good luck, fella and thanks for everything.

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #925 on: May 31, 2023, 11:55:03 AM »
Oof, feels a bit brutal three days after he announced in the ground he wanted to stay, but I also like the fact that we're not remotely sentimental.

Anyway Ash, thanks a million. A true professional who played a big part this year in our huge improvement.

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #926 on: May 31, 2023, 11:56:47 AM »
Good luck Ash
True professional, has played an important part this year.

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #927 on: May 31, 2023, 11:57:14 AM »
Perhaps he might return to Watford? He's been a model professional for us. I wish him well.

Yep totally agree.

There is room for sentiment and I'm sure Ash understands the decision. His experience would have been great to have in the dressing room but we have to improve and Ash at 37/38 is not going to do that. Maybe there will be a role for him in some other capacity.

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #928 on: May 31, 2023, 11:58:13 AM »
I expect as a free, Ash isn't on peanuts so maybe just freeing up some money for other players. It is a shame though as he didn't put a foot wrong in the majority of our games and his outfield shit-housing complemented Emi's.

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Re: Ashley Young (Goodbye and thank you)
« Reply #929 on: May 31, 2023, 12:00:34 PM »
Well, it doesn't say we didn't or weren't prepared to offer him a new deal.

It might be that an open and honest conversation about next season led to him feeling he'd need to move on.

 


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