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Offline olaftab

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #555 on: August 18, 2022, 10:39:34 PM »
I don't know watts the matter with you lot but can we stop fuelling the silliness that's taking this thread off road.

That's literally every thread.
Yes it's driving me round the bend.

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #556 on: August 19, 2022, 10:51:37 AM »
Gerrard said today that Diego will still likely play a large part of this season. Surgery went well and he won’t be rushed back. I still see us making a loan to buy move in the market before the deadline. The real player in danger for me if we do bring in someone else is Konsa who hasn’t impressed for a while.

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #557 on: August 19, 2022, 11:00:38 AM »
Gerrard said today that Diego will still likely play a large part of this season. Surgery went well and he won’t be rushed back. I still see us making a loan to buy move in the market before the deadline. The real player in danger for me if we do bring in someone else is Konsa who hasn’t impressed for a while.

One of the big chances at the end for Everton came from a Rondon flick on, and Konsa didn't even jump with him, he just stood off and let it happen. I've seen that too many times from him, too passive.

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #558 on: August 19, 2022, 01:00:27 PM »
Yep, we nearly got pwn'd twice by Octogenarian Rondon. We need Hause for that shit or a new player cos no one else can manage it for us.

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #559 on: August 19, 2022, 01:59:10 PM »
Gerrard said today that Diego will still likely play a large part of this season. Surgery went well and he won’t be rushed back. I still see us making a loan to buy move in the market before the deadline. The real player in danger for me if we do bring in someone else is Konsa who hasn’t impressed for a while.

I'd like to see what Feeney can do. I think he could be the surprise package of the season.

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #560 on: August 19, 2022, 02:10:00 PM »
Possibly posted before, an article about Feeney from January

Click me

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #561 on: August 20, 2022, 08:03:55 AM »

Josh Feeney: The Villa 16-year-old who has passed every test – a first-team future awaits

JOSH-FEENEY-ASTON-VILLA-
By Gregg Evans
Jan 6, 2022
Josh Feeney bounced into 2022 with nervous energy and excitement that quickly turned into unbridled joy.

The 16-year-old — Aston Villa’s youngest player to feature in a Premier League match-day squad this season — was promoted to first-team training to make up the numbers in the closing days of 2021.

He was only at Bodymoor Heath to attend the optional refresher sessions, set up for the returning development players who wanted to shake off the cobwebs after a Christmas break in advance of their scheduled return this week.

But with fellow centre-halves Sil Swinkels and Lamare Bogarde still in the Netherlands and not due to return until after the game away to Brentford, Feeney was identified as the next in line when Steven Gerrard asked for additional defensive bodies to prepare for the trip.

The youngster, signed for a substantial six-figure sum from Fleetwood Town in June, stepped up and did what was asked of him. He thought he had upset Gerrard when he revealed his father was a Celtic supporter and the manager, who led Rangers to the Scottish title, joked that he would therefore not be included in the squad.

With Tyrone Mings suspended, the outgoing Axel Tuanzebe not available and others in the under-23 set-up injured, he would be on the next team sheet among Villa’s substitutes.

Ask every 16-year-old in the country how they started this calendar year and you would be pushed to find a more uplifting response.

“He was very, very excited,” says Jack Higgins, the academy director at Fleetwood Town who was made aware of the news by Feeney in the build-up to the game.


The teenager has stayed in touch with those at his former club as they played a huge part in his development.

Void of an academy upbringing until the age of 12, Feeney left grassroots side Bispham Juniors for Highbury and embarked on a journey that has accelerated considerably.

His appearance on the Villa bench might have been fortuitous but those who have worked closely with the England Under-17 captain know the effort he has put in to prime himself for a big future.

Aged 14, he was playing for the under-18s. A year later he stepped into the under-23s, training so hard that in his first session he was physically sick.

Before he visited Villa on the day they won the FA Youth Cup in May and decided the Midlands was where he would move, he had been named in Fleetwood’s first-team squad a handful of times.

“Are we surprised that he’s made a Premier League squad so quickly? Yes, but we’re also not surprised, if that makes sense,” Higgins tells The Athletic.

“We always knew it would be on the cards for Josh because it doesn’t happen very often that a 16-year-old goes into a new club and plays pretty much every minute of under-23 football, certainly at centre-half and for a player who has moved from a League One academy.

“Josh is a diamond. He’s a very humble, grounded, well-mannered, and quite a humorous young man.

“He has also been through a magnificent journey over the last 12 months so for someone his age to take so much on and still be so humble is a credit to him and his family.”

So what type of player have Villa got at their disposal now then, and just how far can he go?

“Without putting any pressure on him, he’s got the lot,” Higgins adds.

In under-23s football, he has shown maturity on the pitch, leading from the back and mixing up his game. For a 6ft 5in centre-half, he can play out from the back comfortably, oozing class as he drives into midfield looking to break the lines with his passing and start attacks.

He is one of the quickest in the group too.

“Something you don’t see so often in centre-halves of his size and at that age are the balance and coordination that he has,” Higgins says.

“A lot of credit has to go to our sports science team for his growth in that respect and to Villa for continuing that.

“When he was in the under-13s, he wasn’t very good at heading the ball, but our head of coaching, Matt Lawlor, worked with him for three years and removed the question marks over what a top centre-half should be able to do.

“Josh loves heads it a mile now. He goes and attacks the ball and wants to defend.”

Just 18 months ago, Feeney was still finding his feet in Fleetwood’s under-18s — he has not looked back since stepping up.

“In one of his early games, we changed the formation to put him into a back three and next to two second-year scholars,“ Higgins says.

“Yet it was Josh who walked away with the most credit on the pitch.”

An England call-up followed. The youngster continued to breeze through every challenge with flying colours, so much so that when the Clitheroe Football Festival came around — and Fleetwood sent an under-23 team to compete with a bunch of hardened non-League outfits — all eyes were on Feeney.

“We genuinely thought it would be a real test for him,” Higgins says of the then-15-year-old

“We wanted to see what he was like against a couple of old-fashioned No 9s, who try to grab you, roll you… all the old-school tricks.

“There was one forward who we thought would eat Josh up but he got the better of him. It was at that point we knew how good he was going to be. He had shown in academy games that he was very technical, very competent and can manoeuvre his way through teams, but then he proved that he can mix it and hold the physical side, too.“

Fleetwood won that tournament and it proved to be one of Feeney’s final contributions at the club.

JOSH-FEENEY-VILLA-
Feeney is 6ft 5in, good on the ball and quick (Photo: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
He was allowed to discuss a move with several clubs. One of his representatives, Gareth Seddon, the former EFL and non-League striker, helped during the move and has since become a close part of his support team.

The lure of a Premier League side with a huge fanbase, rich history and big plans for the future, with youth development at the heart of it, was just too good to turn down.

Yet there were tears when it came to saying goodbye.

“The day he left, he was inconsolable. He was crying and crying. His mum was crying, too, and he had to remove himself for 30 minutes so he could speak to people properly, because that’s what the club meant to him,” Higgins says.

“As much of a huge success of a move as it was, it was also incredibly hard for him to leave, and that makes what he’s done since even more impressive because he’s just parked it and moved on.”

Feeney has returned to under-23 training hoping to get another taste of the first team.

There were the obvious reactions after his first-team experience. Social media retweets from the official club account, replies of thanks to those who messaged him in support and a quick chat to the club photographer for a couple of match-day snaps for his accounts.

Those in his inner circle offered up words of advice — to take everything in, to watch how the other senior centre-halves acted before and after the game, and most of all, to enjoy it.

Over Christmas, Feeney returned home and met up with Lawlor to discuss the last six months and possible aims for 2022 and beyond. One of those — with no time limit — was to make it into the first-team squad. That he achieved it two days into the year is some achievement.


Josh Feeney: The Villa 16-year-old who has passed every test – a first-team future awaits



Managed to coyp article before paywall cut in;
JOSH-FEENEY-ASTON-VILLA-
By Gregg Evans
Jan 6, 2022
Josh Feeney bounced into 2022 with nervous energy and excitement that quickly turned into unbridled joy.

The 16-year-old — Aston Villa’s youngest player to feature in a Premier League match-day squad this season — was promoted to first-team training to make up the numbers in the closing days of 2021.

He was only at Bodymoor Heath to attend the optional refresher sessions, set up for the returning development players who wanted to shake off the cobwebs after a Christmas break in advance of their scheduled return this week.

But with fellow centre-halves Sil Swinkels and Lamare Bogarde still in the Netherlands and not due to return until after the game away to Brentford, Feeney was identified as the next in line when Steven Gerrard asked for additional defensive bodies to prepare for the trip.

The youngster, signed for a substantial six-figure sum from Fleetwood Town in June, stepped up and did what was asked of him. He thought he had upset Gerrard when he revealed his father was a Celtic supporter and the manager, who led Rangers to the Scottish title, joked that he would therefore not be included in the squad.

With Tyrone Mings suspended, the outgoing Axel Tuanzebe not available and others in the under-23 set-up injured, he would be on the next team sheet among Villa’s substitutes.

Ask every 16-year-old in the country how they started this calendar year and you would be pushed to find a more uplifting response.

“He was very, very excited,” says Jack Higgins, the academy director at Fleetwood Town who was made aware of the news by Feeney in the build-up to the game.


The teenager has stayed in touch with those at his former club as they played a huge part in his development.

Void of an academy upbringing until the age of 12, Feeney left grassroots side Bispham Juniors for Highbury and embarked on a journey that has accelerated considerably.

His appearance on the Villa bench might have been fortuitous but those who have worked closely with the England Under-17 captain know the effort he has put in to prime himself for a big future.

Aged 14, he was playing for the under-18s. A year later he stepped into the under-23s, training so hard that in his first session he was physically sick.

Before he visited Villa on the day they won the FA Youth Cup in May and decided the Midlands was where he would move, he had been named in Fleetwood’s first-team squad a handful of times.

“Are we surprised that he’s made a Premier League squad so quickly? Yes, but we’re also not surprised, if that makes sense,” Higgins tells The Athletic.

“We always knew it would be on the cards for Josh because it doesn’t happen very often that a 16-year-old goes into a new club and plays pretty much every minute of under-23 football, certainly at centre-half and for a player who has moved from a League One academy.

“Josh is a diamond. He’s a very humble, grounded, well-mannered, and quite a humorous young man.

“He has also been through a magnificent journey over the last 12 months so for someone his age to take so much on and still be so humble is a credit to him and his family.”

So what type of player have Villa got at their disposal now then, and just how far can he go?

“Without putting any pressure on him, he’s got the lot,” Higgins adds.

In under-23s football, he has shown maturity on the pitch, leading from the back and mixing up his game. For a 6ft 5in centre-half, he can play out from the back comfortably, oozing class as he drives into midfield looking to break the lines with his passing and start attacks.

He is one of the quickest in the group too.

“Something you don’t see so often in centre-halves of his size and at that age are the balance and coordination that he has,” Higgins says.

“A lot of credit has to go to our sports science team for his growth in that respect and to Villa for continuing that.

“When he was in the under-13s, he wasn’t very good at heading the ball, but our head of coaching, Matt Lawlor, worked with him for three years and removed the question marks over what a top centre-half should be able to do.

“Josh loves heads it a mile now. He goes and attacks the ball and wants to defend.”

Just 18 months ago, Feeney was still finding his feet in Fleetwood’s under-18s — he has not looked back since stepping up.

“In one of his early games, we changed the formation to put him into a back three and next to two second-year scholars,“ Higgins says.

“Yet it was Josh who walked away with the most credit on the pitch.”

An England call-up followed. The youngster continued to breeze through every challenge with flying colours, so much so that when the Clitheroe Football Festival came around — and Fleetwood sent an under-23 team to compete with a bunch of hardened non-League outfits — all eyes were on Feeney.

“We genuinely thought it would be a real test for him,” Higgins says of the then-15-year-old

“We wanted to see what he was like against a couple of old-fashioned No 9s, who try to grab you, roll you… all the old-school tricks.

“There was one forward who we thought would eat Josh up but he got the better of him. It was at that point we knew how good he was going to be. He had shown in academy games that he was very technical, very competent and can manoeuvre his way through teams, but then he proved that he can mix it and hold the physical side, too.“

Fleetwood won that tournament and it proved to be one of Feeney’s final contributions at the club.

He was allowed to discuss a move with several clubs. One of his representatives, Gareth Seddon, the former EFL and non-League striker, helped during the move and has since become a close part of his support team.

The lure of a Premier League side with a huge fanbase, rich history and big plans for the future, with youth development at the heart of it, was just too good to turn down.

Yet there were tears when it came to saying goodbye.

“The day he left, he was inconsolable. He was crying and crying. His mum was crying, too, and he had to remove himself for 30 minutes so he could speak to people properly, because that’s what the club meant to him,” Higgins says.

“As much of a huge success of a move as it was, it was also incredibly hard for him to leave, and that makes what he’s done since even more impressive because he’s just parked it and moved on.”

Feeney has returned to under-23 training hoping to get another taste of the first team.

There were the obvious reactions after his first-team experience. Social media retweets from the official club account, replies of thanks to those who messaged him in support and a quick chat to the club photographer for a couple of match-day snaps for his accounts.

Those in his inner circle offered up words of advice — to take everything in, to watch how the other senior centre-halves acted before and after the game, and most of all, to enjoy it.

Over Christmas, Feeney returned home and met up with Lawlor to discuss the last six months and possible aims for 2022 and beyond. One of those — with no time limit — was to make it into the first-team squad. That he achieved it two days into the year is some achievement.


« Last Edit: August 20, 2022, 08:08:46 AM by GordonCowansisthegreatest »

Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #562 on: August 20, 2022, 09:48:48 AM »
Ive only seen Feeney in the 2nd half against Walsall pre season, but I thought he oozed  class, very excited to see him progress with us. From that article sounds like a good kid as well.

Offline Footy-Vill

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #563 on: October 21, 2022, 01:48:24 PM »
It's now become clear that Carlos wasn't even a Gerrard signing by Law, Wallace and Percy of the telegraph sources

"Gerrard had personally involved himself in negotiations to try to sign James Tarkowski from Burnley, before Villa seemingly changed course and signed Carlos, who had been passed on by West Ham United"


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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #564 on: October 21, 2022, 01:50:09 PM »
Footy, you don't need to spam every thread with one paragraph every time somebody is mentioned in one article.

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #565 on: October 21, 2022, 02:05:20 PM »
Footy, you don't need to spam every thread with one paragraph every time somebody is mentioned in one article.
It's more that it's relavent to the specific thread and gives a service of information to discuss on topic.
In a long article it can get lost.
It's a really helpful way of getting things across as spam isn't the intention.
If it's against site rules then I won't continue to make such a information service available.
It also helps me in discussion and probably many others too when wanting to discuss in a specific thread and in topic.
The distractions are overwhelming as it is sometime but I had this issue before with people being intolerant to how I posting to help my needs and hopefully others.
I went away.
I will do so again.

« Last Edit: October 21, 2022, 02:08:03 PM by Footy-Vill »

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #566 on: October 21, 2022, 03:47:12 PM »
That's a shit poem

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #567 on: October 21, 2022, 03:51:27 PM »
Footy, you don't need to spam every thread with one paragraph every time somebody is mentioned in one article.
It's more that it's relavent to the specific thread and gives a service of information to discuss on topic.
In a long article it can get lost.
It's a really helpful way of getting things across as spam isn't the intention.
If it's against site rules then I won't continue to make such a information service available.
It also helps me in discussion and probably many others too when wanting to discuss in a specific thread and in topic.
The distractions are overwhelming as it is sometime but I had this issue before with people being intolerant to how I posting to help my needs and hopefully others.
I went away.
I will do so again.



It is an ancient Mariner,
And he stoppeth one of three
'By thy long grey beard and glittering eye,
Stop spamming the threads'

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #568 on: October 21, 2022, 03:59:06 PM »
That's a shit poem

Isn't it just. Goodness gracious me.

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Re: Diego Carlos (Out injured)
« Reply #569 on: October 29, 2022, 10:23:39 AM »
https://twitter.com/AVFC_espanol/status/1586091758831931393?t=U5-yGbZHSuaD7uMtmVgnzw&s=19

Recovery looks like it's going well.. After the last picture I saw where he had a lot of muscle degeneration in his left pin, this looks way more promising...

 


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