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.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football


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

Who Will Aston Villa Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Villa To Break The Bank For McCormack?

It's being reported that Aston Villa are hugely interested in Fulham goal machine Ross McCormack.

Pearson In Limbo With Takeover

It was being being reported over the weekend that former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson was now the favourite to take the Villa Park hotseat in the Championship next season.

Siegrist Takes Ainsworth Praise

Young goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist had slipped off the radar lately.

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)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn3%
Clark52%
Lescott1%
Toner3%
Hutton2%
Westwood12%
Gana1%
Bacuna2%
Cissokho1%
Ayew17%
Gestede3%
Sub - Sanchez0%
Sub - Sinclair3%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
The messiest start of Kvyat's career
Latest Vital Boxing News
Hughie Fury Wins After Cut Stops Fight
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions105
2.kefkat50
3.The Fear40
4.sirdennis25
5.villasince6722
6.Silhillvilla20
7.LORD RON SAUNDERS15
8.DeanoVilla14
9.Thomas Holte14
10.col813
Write for Vital Football