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Best Defender In Last 10 Years?

Vital Villa asked if we should enter the Inter-Two-Bob Cup?

52% were unsure and said they'd leave it to Martin O'Neill.

34% said we should and that they love summer games.

That left 14% saying no, we need to qualify through the league or cup.

Our latest poll asks who our best defender has been over the last ten years (God does just about squeeze in as he left in 1996 but we decided it was daft to put him in the running as the result would be obvious!)

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday November 23 2006

Time: 1:37PM

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Maybe after all these polls we can put together a 'Team of the Decade' based on the results? Who were the strikers? Yorke and Angel?
Be interesting to see the results, I was going to take Ridge off and put 'other' as Ridge is just starting really. Hopefully him and Cahill will be the future. Shame for Laursen as well but he's not had enough time on the pitch due to his bad luck with injuries.
The Fear
yeah, will have to keep the thread going on the forum for polls, I like the one by Beefy as well asking which of our young players will be the best, I'll get that one done at some stage.
The Fear
Could of had little Wrighty instead of Ridge.
It would seem that the great bearded one is going to run away with this one, desevedly so IMHO, Villa seem to have a good habit of having a great defence most of the time, and yes a good idea to work through the positions to vote for the greatest "team" well we have to do something now there is nothing to moan about, (apart from how long it is taking to sort out "The statue of Fear" for the toilets) : ) UTV
does anyone here 'read' ZOO magazine? theres a story in it about stefan postma, he split up with his mrs and so she posted a video on the internet of her 'violating' him . he's now having 'marital aides' thrown at him during matches !!!
Alan Wright aka the crazy peanut, already has the award the worlds smallest defender. I was always a fan of his
DOL could be in with a shout too?..Easily the best defender (of his own ****ups that is)
does shaun teale qualify? i'll never forget him going on a pitch-length run. only to miss !!
bobbyfett. It is an old story and the video is now about three years old. Stefan was offered the 'original' for 20,000 but declined and that is how everybody got to see it. At the moment though he is having nothing thrown at him because he has had a career threatening leg break. I wish him all the best but he should have known that the the Bourneville Boulevard is a one way street.
Re Postma tough break, good luck to him. Shaun "over my dead body" Teale not forgotten but overshadowed a bit by God, but so was everyone else, hell of a defender, brought many a smile to my face, and many a tear to the opposition. anyone know whats happened to him??? UTV
I'd say doug he's defended his wallet with great success for many a year.
chris the villan
Got to be Olof. Both for consistent quality performances and loyalty to the claret and blue. Southgate runs him a close second performance wise.
southgate was a quality defender, one of few who wore the 3 lions representing villa, and it would be right that he gets a substantial % of the votes. he still looks like a shaved Borat though. Jakshemash, managing middlesborough is nice !! The Beard however is a legend, when things were bad at VP, he just got on with it and i bet he's now glad that he stayed. that and he's now twice decked freddie 'the pants model' ljunberg. and he didnt even need cheese!!
Southgate was one of the players instumental in highlighting Elliss' lack of ambition. For that he should be applauded. He is also one of the few Villa signings of recent years that has moved on, leaving the club with a big profit. The man should be applauded, not booed as he has been on previous visits. There are certain players who leave under a cloud and deserve some stick on their return. Southgate just brought in to the open, what the fans had been saying for years. So welcome back tomorrow Gareth. I hope that you get a good reception. You can claim your place as our second best defender of the last decade. But at 5 o'clock you can sling your hook back up north, licking your wounds after being mauled by the Pride of Lions. UTV
Alpay could have been, Olf is, but Gary Cahill is ready and waiting to step forward from the shadows.

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