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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 23 2008

Time: 12:35PM

Your Comments

Makes you wonder how many more of us slipped through the net....
Villan444
Makes you wonder how many more of us slipped through the net....
Villan444
A player with his talent and flair would have been picked up by someone. Thank Christ we have him.
col8
A player with his talent and flair would have been picked up by someone. Thank Christ we have him.
col8
Shows great determination from Ashley though to keep fighting.
industrial_musical
Shows great determination from Ashley though to keep fighting.
industrial_musical
.........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
.........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
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
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
That's true yeah, because I remember reading about what Lewis Hamilton said. "I went to school with Ashley Young, but I was a better footballer than him. I just decided to race instead". How cocky is that!!!?
Villan-in-Cyprus
That's true yeah, because I remember reading about what Lewis Hamilton said. "I went to school with Ashley Young, but I was a better footballer than him. I just decided to race instead". How cocky is that!!!?
Villan-in-Cyprus
!!! Lewis hamilton has turned into a bit of a**** lately?
industrial_musical
!!! Lewis hamilton has turned into a bit of a**** lately?
industrial_musical
Lots of player are released and go on to become successful.
still skeggy
Lots of player are released and go on to become successful.
still skeggy
I don't t hate anyone as much as Hamilton, I hope he gets aids all over his legs and he can't press a car peddle down
PTP
I don't t hate anyone as much as Hamilton, I hope he gets aids all over his legs and he can't press a car peddle down
PTP
Ha ha ha ha ha ha
Villan-in-Cyprus
Ha ha ha ha ha ha
Villan-in-Cyprus
PTP, that is an awful thing to say.
The Fear
PTP, that is an awful thing to say.
The Fear
haha! oh dear... It's just when he first started he was nice and now the fame seems to have gone to his head... At least Ashley is still a decent bloke.
industrial_musical
haha! oh dear... It's just when he first started he was nice and now the fame seems to have gone to his head... At least Ashley is still a decent bloke.
industrial_musical
Perserverance pays. The classic example. Take a bow Ash.
glensider
Perserverance pays. The classic example. Take a bow Ash.
glensider
 

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