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Ashley Young Was Nearly Released by Watford!

Ashley Young Was Nearly Released by Watford!

In an otherwise very slow news day, Graham Taylor has spoken on AVTV about former Watford and now Villa wing wizard Ashley Young.

The former England, Watford and Villa manager said:

'We had him as a boy in my second spell at Watford. He was coming through the set-up. The youth team coach Chris Cummings had a lot to do with his development. After I left, they were going to release him and it was only through Chris - and Ashley himself - that they kept him on amateur forms. For six months, Ashley kept going to the club, rather than getting another job, and proved he was well worth a contract.'



Adding, 'Watford owe a lot to Chris for getting that money for Ashley. Martin O'Neill admitted at the time that he probably paid too much - but it's already been proved that he didn't.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday June 23 2008
Time: 12:35PM

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Makes you wonder how many more of us slipped through the net....
Villan444
23/06/2008 12:37:00
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Makes you wonder how many more of us slipped through the net....
Villan444
23/06/2008 12:37:00
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A player with his talent and flair would have been picked up by someone. Thank Christ we have him.
col8
23/06/2008 12:38:00
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A player with his talent and flair would have been picked up by someone. Thank Christ we have him.
col8
23/06/2008 12:38:00
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Shows great determination from Ashley though to keep fighting.
industrial_musical
23/06/2008 13:14:00
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Shows great determination from Ashley though to keep fighting.
industrial_musical
23/06/2008 13:14:00
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.........and the guy that saw the brilliance in him to fight to keep him at the club. thanks again watford, and especially too Chris Cummings
Stig
23/06/2008 13:24:00
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.........and the guy that saw the brilliance in him to fight to keep him at the club. thanks again watford, and especially too Chris Cummings
Stig
23/06/2008 13:24:00
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HE ACTUALLY WAS RELEASED! he was let go because it was thought that he was too small,, and then he was taken back again after being given another chance,, my cousin went to the same school as him, lewis hamilton was also in there class!
villavillavilla
23/06/2008 14:55:00
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HE ACTUALLY WAS RELEASED! he was let go because it was thought that he was too small,, and then he was taken back again after being given another chance,, my cousin went to the same school as him, lewis hamilton was also in there class!
villavillavilla
23/06/2008 14:55:00
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