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Paul 'Magic' Merson Simply The Best

Paul 'Magic' Merson Simply The Best

Vital Villa asked which midfielder has been the best for Villa over the last 10 years.

Paul Merson won with 43% of the votes. Magic Merse was at Villa between 1998 and 2002 making 117 appearances and scoring 18 goals.

Holte End hero Ian Taylor came second with 28% Ian Taylor was at Villa between 1994 and 2003 making 234 appearances and scoring 28 goals.

Gareth Barry - surely a future winner of such an accolade (!!!???) got 13%

Andy Townsend also got 13% Andy Townsend was at Villa between 1993 and 1997 making 135 appearances and scoring 8 goals.

Leaving Lil Lee Hendrie, currently on loan at Stoke, with 2% and 'other' with 1%


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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday December 7 2006
Time: 11:14AM

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Paul Merson was an exceptional player. Shame we signed him late in his career, still in my opinion played his best football while at the Villa. I remember going to games where you simply ended up watching the Magic Man. Never been replaced and we would be hard pushed to find someone who could.
mackaavfc
07/12/2006 11:31:00
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Yes, Paul was special. I'm glad to see Ian Taylor came in second, great player though he was, Merson was different class.
jonah
07/12/2006 11:37:00
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Even Magic Merson said he played his best Football at Villa. We should not of let him go and kept him on as part of the training team
kentvilla
07/12/2006 11:43:00
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i'd like to know who people were refering to for 'other'
bobbyfett
07/12/2006 14:48:00
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The word 'legend' is used all too often to describe merely average performers, but in Merse's case its a title that is fully justified. Superb footballer.
glensider
07/12/2006 16:08:00
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One Ian Taylor, theres only one Ian Taylor! Merse was great but Tails is a legned!
DeanoVilla
07/12/2006 18:43:00
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Yes Deano Taylor was excellent, local boy done good, one of us, BUT Merse was in a different class before he came to the Villa, then when he did and there were all the grumbles about he is too old, he has just come here to play out his retirement for some decent wages, he proved what he was and set Villa Park alight. Legend is used a lot but in Merses case it doesnt say enough. UTV
steff_the_villan
08/12/2006 09:23:00
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Yet Taylor had that period when he was the target for the infamous VP boo-boys, Merse never suffered that humiliation.
glensider
13/03/2007 08:42:00
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