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Gabby Agbonlahor To Miss Newcastle?

Gabby Agbonlahor To Miss Newcastle?

Seems there is very little hope of Gabby Agbonlahor being fit for Saturday's match against Newcastle at Villa Park.

Martin O'Neill explained that the scan taken following his injury, picked up via a bad tackle at the Fulham match, has shown up 'something' which is apparently a medical term for 'he is buggered'! Adding, 'He has missed out with England and he's a doubt for Saturday. He was on the threshold of things with his country. That time will return for him I'm sure. It's just a setback for him. It's a setback that he might miss a game for us.'

Gabby Agbonlahor has spoken to the official site after missing out on his senior England call up. "I am really disappointed. It's annoying but I suppose these things happen in football. I haven't been injured for two seasons so I can't really complain that I have had a torrid time out on the sidelines. The injury is nothing serious, so at least I am not out for months with a problem. I am just gutted because I was really looking forward to getting a chance under the new England manager. But the likes of Ledley and Emile have had the same problem so I shouldn't complain too much.

However, Curtis Davies who also limped off versus Fulham last Sunday is hoping he might be fit.

He told the official site of his knee problem: 'It is a slight knock and I'm getting treatment at the moment. I'm hoping to be back training again on Thursday. It's a niggle rather than an injury. I'm hoping to play against Newcastle but, as always, that's down to the gaffer.'



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday February 5 2008
Time: 5:14PM

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Not good. We clearly badly missed Gabby and Ashley on Sunday. Hopefully having Ashley back will compensate slightly. So gutted for Gabby to be missing out on his England chance. Watch Defoe have a cracker now. Ar$e!
Adam Deuce
05/02/2008 17:26:00
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We didn't do anything with Gabby in the first half, and Marlon looked more lively, so I don't see how we missed him.
evoflash
05/02/2008 18:01:00
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Best thing that could have happened to Gabby. He badly needed a week off. Just hope they don't bring him back too early but hope he is raring to go when he is back.
Villan444
05/02/2008 18:14:00
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I dont know what anyone else thinks, but is Harewood worthy of a start against the Magpies???????
jayvilla
05/02/2008 19:33:00
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Fully agree with Evo and 444. if he was fit I would leave Gabby out anyway. All this hype recently has coincided with the time when Gabby has taken a downturn and he needs a rest. He has done really well but has not been performing for a few games and others deserve a chance.England would have been a step too soon. Basic rule for me is the odd bad game you can dismiss. Have a few and you should be out. Most obviously, Petrov has hardly deserved another run but he has surely had it now. He should be judged on his creativity and plays the ball backwards far too often. I'll get shot down for this - but an off form form Luke Moore could also still provide more support to Carew in the box than anyone else seems to be able to. Some seem to have to do an awful lot more than others to keep their place, with Maloney always willing to have a go and try something However having said all that I thought the momentum was with Villa in an improved second half performance and it was sods law that Fulham scored twice. First half was poor in attitude and in terms of invention. But the Liverpool and Blackburn performances were poor too. This time it didn't go our way though. Just a couple of changes are needed to brighten things up and we can get back to winning ways with a rested Gabby hopefully reawakened and given a bit more support from midfield we can make Europe. Young is a star. Liverpool 4th Everton best of the rest and Portsmouth post Africa cup oiur biggest competition for 6th place.
stennyvilla
05/02/2008 21:04:00
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Step up Marlon or is bloody Luke Moore going to start, god help us!!!
young_jonah
05/02/2008 22:51:00
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I agree that Gabby needs a rest, i think this time off could be good for him. Time out often rejuvenates the hunger of a player. I'm not convinced he's ready for international football, but then when rooney was considered a star he wasn't putting the ball in the net regularly. Maybe international footie would be what will take gabby to the next level.
johnnyuk
05/02/2008 23:01:00
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oh boo hoo you poor poor villa
ozanne park rangers
06/02/2008 05:17:00
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Ozanne Park rangers - are you a Villa fan in disguise. me thinks you are really a Villa Lover incognito. BTW i think Harewood shud be given a start against Newcastle. As a matter of fact i am going to call MON right now.
Pablo1978
06/02/2008 09:11:00
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I think its a sure sign of tiredness that he has suffered a muscle injury.I would bite the bullet and give him 2 weeks off and hopefully he will come back flying for the rest of the season.
sirdennis
06/02/2008 09:34:00
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