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Graham Taylor Points Finger At DOL

Former Aston Villa and England manager Graham Taylor has pointed the finger at David O'Leary and said that he didn't give Peter Crouch a proper chance.

O'Leary used Crouch once as a sub (v Pompey) and then loaned the (now) England striker to Norwich for three months.


Taylor told the Birmingham Mail: 'I thought that because O'Leary had watched at close quarters how Niall Quinn had turned from a gangly 18-year-old into an international centre-forward of some repute that Peter would be all right. But we all have our ideas on players and he sold him, which left Peter at a crossroads.'


Crouch was signed by Taylor when he returned to Villa Park for 4.5million from Portsmouth. He was later sold to Southampton for around 2million only to get a dream move to Liverpool for 7.5million.

Vital Villa recently questioned whether O'Leary had made a mistake selling Crouch, Click Here, where the majority felt we had been wrong to sell him.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 12 2006

Time: 3:01PM

Your Comments

All pie in the sky now though isn't it? DOL made his decision, but to be fair Crouch didn't exactly set the world on fire at Norwich. Just another example of how DOL struggles to get the best out of players. Do you get the impression GT isn't a big fan of DOL?
DougInABox
Yup, only a few goals on loan but then again, we do have a manager who is always telling us how great he is (full stop actually) with the youth players. Very much get the impression that GT, along with 10000's of others aren't a big fan. Never know so many fans, players, pundits, press people etc all dislike a manger as much.
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