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Aston Villa - Flying The Flag

Villa have seen three players get a call up to the full England squad for the qualifying games against Estonia and Russia.

The England boss, Steve McClaren, was at Villa yesterday and was able to witness a scintillating first half display from Ashley Young and a real captain's performance from Gareth Barry. Also in the squad is Scott Carson who surely has to be pushing for a go after another hapless display from Paul Robinson (against Villa) last Monday night. You surely can't drop balls and miss crosses the way he has been and expect to remain England Number 1? Even one of my mates, a Spurs fan, says Robinson has become a liability!

Martin O'Neill said of the call up for Young - who looks a bargain buy now, following many raised eyebrows at the cost of the player when he was bought from Watford last January,

'Ashley was mesmeric and unplayable at times. He was a great outlet for us and caused havoc. There were moments in the game when he was unplayable. The confidence he has got comes from having great ability. I'm sure it would be a nerve wracking experience for him to play, but I would obviously have no qualms with him going to play there. Gareth Barry took his chance splendidly and Young has the confidence and ability to go with it. He really is in top form at the moment.'

Villa had 8 English players line up yesterday including a clutch of England U21's.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 7 2007

Time: 12:41PM

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i love the fact we have so many good young english players. the future is bright!
ric112
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07/10/2007 13:46:00

How good can Gabby become? Up front, rather that the wing, he's getter better and better. Getting stronger, holding up the ball well and banging a few in. Just get his head up to have a look now and again and he'll be another full international. If Moore doesn't show improvement though I can see him being replaced either in Jan or next summer.
Gazvilla
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07/10/2007 14:19:00

It shows to the big clubs, you don't need a load of foreigners to build a good team. one negative for me is Luke Moore. I think he good be a great player for us he just needs to get off the mark, but i don't know how much longer MON will keep faith with him.
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08/10/2007 08:59:00

Proud indeed that we now have a number of our youngsters starting to feature on the international scene. Balace their ability/quality/potential with another three, maybe four quality arrivals from home or abroad, and the future will be looking very bright indeed.
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