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Dwight Yorke's Affection For Villa

Dwight Yorke's Affection For Villa

Former Villa hero, turned Villan, Dwight Yorke says he has 'affection' for Villa. Shame he didn't show it on the pitch in his last few games when he all but gave up in order to earn his move to Manchester United then!

Yorke, a Holte end hero for so long, told the Echo:

'I have great affection for Aston Villa and admiration for them and I always look out for their result at the weekend to see how they've done. I was there from 1989-98 which were successful years for the club and it was the platform for me moving on to Manchester United as a result. I have some great friends in that neck of the woods, people who are great Villa fans and I'm sure they'll be hoping I'm not playing. But I think they'll also appreciate how important the game is to me and to Sunderland and they'll accept that I want to do my level best for Sunderland this weekend in beating Villa.'

Wonder if he is taking a video of it? ;-))

Yorke says Sunderland need to be wary of Villa despite our loss v Pompey because we have 'plenty of matchwinners'.

Adding, 'It's my old team, which adds a bit of a twist to it and I want to do well against them and get something from them come Saturday. I want to play against them but then I want to play in every game and I wasn't happy in terms of not playing last week. I don't think the manager expected me to be. But he has to do a job, he has to pick the team and we all have to respect that, even if we're not happy at not playing.'

Used to love the song for Yorkie boy. 'Its up to you, Dwight Yorke, Dwight Yorke' with the whole Holte end roaring it out!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday December 14 2007
Time: 3:37PM


Sorry but he *****ed on his chips for me. Please do not mention his name again.... now Steve hodge, there was a Villa hero for me!
14/12/2007 15:42:00
The above word so rudely edited by the swear filter rhymed with mist... oh... another hero for me who obviously has lots of affection would be David Ginola. Villa through and through.
I just don't think in the last 10 years there are many players who genuinely have affection for the club, Here is a starter though.... IAN TAYLOR
14/12/2007 15:44:00
David Ginola?
Villain Of The North
14/12/2007 15:58:00
I hated seeing him in his Man Ure shirt - However he did give 8 years great service, so maybe time we all realised this again! - When he left us, he won the League, FA & European Cup - If we are all really honest, you could argue he made the right choice. Wembley 96 when he scored the third and we all sang the song - Magic moment Magic Player - lets not forget this
14/12/2007 16:00:00
Yes, think he is taking the st michael villain.
The Fear
14/12/2007 16:01:00
Great player. Truly world class in his prime. You can't really balme a player for wanting to better himself, it was just a shame the way he went about it.
14/12/2007 16:04:00
Maybe we need a sarchasm font inventing? OK after Ian Taylor lets have CHARLIE AITKEN. A true servant. (but good mate of HDE?)
14/12/2007 16:06:00
Agree Bob, despite the anger that was around, I still have very fond memories of him, just a shame it got a bit tainted.
The Fear
14/12/2007 16:07:00
Wouldnt ***** on him if he was on fire! What a rotten shame that such a great player could be such an ultimate arse! Hope he gets plenty of deserved stick from the travelling Villa army!
14/12/2007 16:55:00
Didnt mind the move to Utd. Didnt even mind the move to Blues, hey we've all gotta earn a living. But he then went on tpo proclaim that Blues fans were the best in the City and Villa fans were fair whether and fickle! See how fickle we are tommorow you****!
14/12/2007 16:57:00
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