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Villa Player On Fire - Ouch

Villa Player On Fire - Ouch

Aston Villa's young midfielder Isaiah Osbourne has applauded fellow Academy graduate Gabby Agbonlahor for his impact this season and says there are more to come through the ranks.

'Gabby has been on fire this season and that's no surprise with the quality he possesses. He's got so much pace and power. He was phenomenal for the reserves and academy sides and he's definitely taking that form into the first team. It's great to see. But we've got so many lads coming through the ranks. Craig Gardner is a really good player - a box to box midfielder - and Robert Olejnik is putting pressure on Thomas Sorensen and Stuart Taylor. Then we've got Sam Williams coming through. He's done well when he's been out on loan and he's a player who has changed position from midfield to striker over the past few seasons.'

'But he's not the first. I started out as a striker, then moved to defence and finally ended up in midfield. It's definitely my favourite position and I'm looking to make a real impression over the next few months.'

And on the youth system he added on the official site: 'There's been so many players come through the ranks at this club, going back many years, looking at the likes of Gareth Barry and Lee Hendrie through to players like Gary Cahill and Liam Ridgewell. That's a real incentive for the lads at the club at the moment. They know if they work hard and they're good enough, they'll get a chance.'

Add to the mix a few quality additions and Villa will be a force to be reckoned with again.


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday December 6 2006
Time: 3:09PM

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J.P on a different note altogether and this has being driving mad altogether, do you know why mon wears the no 31 on his gear?
irish villa
06/12/2006 15:25:00
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The numbers of players coming through the ranks is great but I still dont think we are going to see anything like the United crop of Scholes, Beckham, Giggs etc.. If we can get just 2 players through of that quality I'll be happy and I think Cahill could be one.
DeanoVilla
06/12/2006 15:34:00
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MON has always had number 31 on his training top etc. He had that number in his first managerial job. Not sure of the exact reason but the number has obviously stuck with him. Maybe it just reminds him of were he has come from or he maybe just superstitious??
DixonTheVillain
06/12/2006 16:23:00
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We have got some good lads coming through. And i think the crop that yielded Giggs, Scholes etc was an exception to the rule Manure haven't produced that many good youngsters since then. We produced Gidman, Little and McDonald one year remember!!
jonah
06/12/2006 16:27:00
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Think 31 was the hut number at wycombe training ground
Erod
06/12/2006 16:50:00
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they might be good but they aren't top quality
avfc48
06/12/2006 19:16:00
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I think 3 might turn out to be top quality players. I think Ridgewell has the potential to be an exceptional defender and Cahil even better. Agbonlahor when matured a little and pushed up front will be a world beater.
mackaavfc
06/12/2006 19:24:00
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Cahill will I believe be the jewel in the crown for our youth academy, who lets face it, over the years have done a tremendous job. The very fact that MON left well alone when he arrived at the club, speaks volumes for the personel involved in this highly productive area of AVFC.
glensider
07/12/2006 02:42:00
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31 the number of trophies he will win at Aston Villa in 10 years?
col8
07/12/2006 10:51:00
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Yeah 31 was his first office/room number at wycombe (i think), he's stuck with it ever since. Cahill's an immense player, never seen such falir and aerobics from a defender. At times he makes defending look like an art! Give him four years and he'll be at the heart of Englands defence
son_of_cher
07/12/2006 10:52:00
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