Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Yorke Is Our Best Foreign Signing

Yorke Is Our Best Foreign Signing

Vital Villa asked, following a suggestion from message board member Fatloser, who is our best foreign signing (not including the Rep. Of Ireland, as obviously Paul McGrath would have wiped the board clean!).

Former Holte End hero Dwight Yorke won by a landslide with 70% of the votes. Seems, despite the acrimonous way he left, his footballing abilites and the fact he cost us nothing and raised significant funds with his sale, haven't been forgotten.

8% said Juan Pablo Angel, 7% went for Mark Bosnich and Milan Boros with 6% to Nielsen and only 2% to the badge kissing Alpay.

I might repeat the poll at a later date and add Olof Mellberg and Thomas Sorenson at the cost of Alpay and Nielsen.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday March 6 2006
Time: 1:05PM

Comments

0
Very suprised Bozzie didnt poll higher. Plenty of great memories from Yorkie yes, but what about Bozzie and those panalty saves? Never forget that tranmere semi-final.
DeanoVilla
06/03/2006 13:10:00
0
Very suprised Bozzie didnt poll higher. Plenty of great memories from Yorkie yes, but what about Bozzie and those panalty saves? Never forget that tranmere semi-final.
DeanoVilla
06/03/2006 13:10:00
0
Yorke was a great player for us, there is no denying it. He costs us nothing to sign, speaking metaphorically, and we sold him for £12+million. He scored some fantastic goals and lit up Villa Park. However I can never forgive him for his badge kissing antics for Manure.
still skeggy
06/03/2006 13:16:00
0
Yorke was a great player for us, there is no denying it. He costs us nothing to sign, speaking metaphorically, and we sold him for £12+million. He scored some fantastic goals and lit up Villa Park. However I can never forgive him for his badge kissing antics for Manure.
still skeggy
06/03/2006 13:16:00
0
Must admit, I wish Olof Mellberg had also been in the poll, maybe we'll do another one and discount some of the lower rated ones from this one. On the other hand, maybe we won't!
The Fear
06/03/2006 13:22:00
0
Nothing wrong with kissing the badge of the team you play for surely? I think sometimes we forget that no matter ow long a player plays for us if they aren't Villa fans born and bread then they never will have the same affinity that we have with the club. I never disliked Yorkie Bar for anything he did regrding Man utd. Its the Blues thing and his complete and utter arrogance that grind with me now.
DeanoVilla
06/03/2006 13:22:00
0
Must admit, I wish Olof Mellberg had also been in the poll, maybe we'll do another one and discount some of the lower rated ones from this one. On the other hand, maybe we won't!
The Fear
06/03/2006 13:22:00
0
Nothing wrong with kissing the badge of the team you play for surely? I think sometimes we forget that no matter ow long a player plays for us if they aren't Villa fans born and bread then they never will have the same affinity that we have with the club. I never disliked Yorkie Bar for anything he did regrding Man utd. Its the Blues thing and his complete and utter arrogance that grind with me now.
DeanoVilla
06/03/2006 13:22:00
0
Didn't say there was anything wrong Deano, just that he was a badge kissing player!?! I thought he was quality, shame it turned around so quickly after his agent stoked the fire.
The Fear
06/03/2006 13:23:00
0
Didn't say there was anything wrong Deano, just that he was a badge kissing player!?! I thought he was quality, shame it turned around so quickly after his agent stoked the fire.
The Fear
06/03/2006 13:23:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Thug Paul Robinson Charged For Violent Conduct

If we did this, we'd be charged by the police, kicking and hitting out at someone. Not sure why they are allowed to do it in the name of sport?

Fans Do Villa Proud Despite Disappointing Season

By the time the curtain on the Championship campaign of 2016/17 comes down, almost 750,000 Aston Villa fans will have been in B6 for matches following relegation.

Four Generations Of Villa Fans Attending From France

DJFRRANCE attending the Villa v Blues with four generations including passing on this wonderful heritage to his grandson.

U23s - Blackburn 0 Aston Villa 0

Premier League 2 disappointment for Aston Villa following scoreless draw with Blackburn Rovers in our final fixture of the campaign.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Birmingham MotM
Suggested By:
Johnstone5%
Hutton28%
Chester3%
Baker18%
Taylor4%
Lansbury0%
Jedinak6%
Bacuna0%
Adomah0%
Grealish0%
Hogan0%
Sub-Agbonlahor33%
Sub-Gardner2%
Sub-Hourihane1%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 44 27 7 10 88 40
3 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
4 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
5 Huddersfield 43 24 6 13 78 2
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 44 16 11 17 59 -2
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 43 15 10 18 55 -2
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Honda to hand McLaren duo more reliable engine?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Is Tyson Fury on the way back?
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel347
2.Pride of Lions341
3.sirdennis256
4.The Fear231
5.Silhillvilla195
6.Melon Donkey163
7.HeathfieldRoad1874160
8.kefkat143
9.Sasquatch136
10.BBJ100
Write for Vital Football