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Who Should Fill Centre Back Void?

Who Should Fill Centre Back Void?

We are a simple bunch at Vital Villa and this is a simple question, with Davies out, who should fill the void?

Our latest poll, suggested by young_jonah, asks who should step in.

My personal preference, Gary Cahill, is off to pastures new with Bolton and is being linked with the England squad, so I would go for experience and bring Olof Mellberg back, however as he has chosen to leave for Juventus in the summer, I'm sure many will opt for Zat Knight who joined Villa from Fulham and kept Curtis Davies out the team for a good part of the season.

The choices are:

Zat Knight, Olof Mellberg, Wilfred Bouma (with Gareth Barry moving to left back) or try Zat Knight first and if he doesn't work out, opt for the old faithful bearded wonder.

It might be a cliche but every game up to the end of the season is like a cup game, so surely we go with experience first?



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday March 9 2008
Time: 7:11PM

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I would like to see: Mellberg and Laursen in the middle. Bouma on the left and Maloney on the right. I would also like to see Alesha Dixon at Villa Park!
SuperTommyJohnson
09/03/2008 20:01:00
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Anybody want to bet against Zat playing? He'd still be playing now had he not got sent off . MON is not one for change unless its forced upon him.
Villan57
09/03/2008 20:11:00
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Who, on God's earth, was talking about Cahill for England????? He was dropped by the Under 21-s last summer and has looked awful since joining Bolton. Have you seen their record since he has been there? I like the kid (alot), but let's be serious.....
gmvillan
09/03/2008 20:15:00
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Zat Knight is a good player - he was awful against Man United and has a strange running style that makes him look slow/lazy - even though he isn't. I see Fulham have been defending well without him :)
gmvillan
09/03/2008 20:17:00
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Knight for Davies, Mellberg for Gardner. Gardner is a great prospect but Mellberg is better right now...
gmvillan
09/03/2008 20:18:00
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It's gotta be Knight. Mellberg isn't a first teamer anymore. If we didn't give places to the likes of Knight and Gardner now, what chance would they have when the "big guns" are bought in the summer?
stpaulmcgrath
10/03/2008 00:37:00
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ahem, gmvillan, where exactly are fulham in the league, please remind me and then tell me they have been defening well without our Zat..............?
Jongekki
10/03/2008 01:08:00
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Jongekki, I might be wrong here but I reckon that gmvillan may just be being ironic, as in ooh, havent they done well since Zat Knight left. Which obviously they havent, when Zat was there they successfully avoided relegation every year and it looks they are going to be relegated without him.
young_jonah
10/03/2008 09:12:00
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I'd like to see a back four of Gardner, Mellberg, Laursen and Boumer. I think this gives more flexibility with Mellberg dropping out to cover the right back position and instantly changing 4-4-2 into 3-5-2 if we need more in midfield at any time.
godzvilla
10/03/2008 12:55:00
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Id go for Mellberg. How many times in a game does he get nut megged? Close your legs Zat.
Kilga
10/03/2008 13:48:00
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