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Author Topic: Cult Heroes of Villa Park – Alan Wright  (Read 2258 times)

Offline eamonn

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Re: Cult Heroes of Villa Park – Alan Wright
« Reply #30 on: September 26, 2022, 12:54:03 AM »
I really liked Alan, but he did indicate a weakness at the far post due to his height.

Yeah but how many goals did we concede cos he couldn't jump high enough? Not many, as far as I remember.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Cult Heroes of Villa Park – Alan Wright
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2022, 07:11:41 AM »
Quite often teams used to hit the diagonal high ball over the LB position believing that they could get a height advantage, it didn’t pay off because he had decent timing and leap.

Offline sid1964

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Re: Cult Heroes of Villa Park – Alan Wright
« Reply #32 on: September 26, 2022, 07:27:52 AM »
Very reliable player always a 6 or 7 out of 10

Offline aldridgeboy

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Re: Cult Heroes of Villa Park – Alan Wright
« Reply #33 on: September 28, 2022, 01:19:59 AM »
A great read. He was such a sold player. I wonder as a youngster , he must have been so good being the size he was. I’m sure bacj then it was a case of “small players can’t be defenders “

A friend of mine a BMW m3 off him while he was at villa.

Not sure why I shared that

Offline dcdavecollett

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Re: Cult Heroes of Villa Park – Alan Wright
« Reply #34 on: September 28, 2022, 02:27:05 AM »
Sorry about the error re the forty years of waiting for an F A Cup semi-final. Of course, Alan was in the team that did it in 1996 as well.

The lack of a cup win since 2016 obviously addled my brain.

 


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