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Gabby: For The Fans

Gabby:  For The Fans

Gabby Agbonlahor as a fellow Villan, has dedicated his opening day hattrick to the fans and he was delighted it came in front of the Holte End.

Speaking the day after his first professional Villa hattrick the flying forward stated that he 'just want(s) to keep scoring for the fans.'

Which if you think about it is quite nice, because we want him to keep scoring aswell!

Speaking on the official site and not at all 'worse for wear' (although personally I'm sure he had a hell of a celebration last night) he praised the fans for their support and was quick to pass praise onto his fellow team members.

'It was great to score three at the Holte. There was nearly a full house and the fans showed their commitment to the team.

'We need that sort of support. That's what helped us in the second half - and we repaid their faith with four goals.

'If you look at Ashley Young and Gareth Barry, they were two of the best players. It's nice for them to set up the goals for me.

'I wasn't really nervous when I went through for my third goal. Micah is pretty quick so I knew I had to get in there as quick as I could. I did that, and it was nice to see it go in.

'As a striker, it's always good to score so to start with three goals is great. I just hope I can continue.'

The day was further completed for Gabby by the fact that his hattrick helped us to our first opening day victory since 2004.

'We just wanted a good start. It didn't really matter whether we won 2-1 or 1-0; we just wanted to win the game.

'It is not about who scored - winning the game is what matters.

'John Carew scored a good goal. With his height, if he gets that service week in, week out, no-one can stop him.'

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday August 18 2008
Time: 4:44PM

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Nice gesture from Gabby, I accept his dedicated hattrick and will be happy if he dedicates one every week to each and every supporter.
col8
18/08/2008 20:02:00
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Do you think he will let me have the match ball. WELL DONE GABBY KEEP IT UP
50 years a villan
18/08/2008 20:25:00
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Took all three well didn't he? Particularly the third. He initially checked his run so as not to be offside, timed his run perfectly, outpaced Micah Richards, switched to his left foot, and finished superbly. Great stuff from the ever improving Gabby.
glensider
18/08/2008 22:26:00
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Hey! Both you old timers, Col and 50 years, you'll no doubt remember a stunning hat-trick by Andy Gray back in the mid-seventies, the goals coming in the 5-2 destruction of Ipswich Town? Dont know why that hat-trick flashed back to me after Gabby's treble on Sunday, but it certainly did. That was a superb side Ron Saunders had put together.
glensider
18/08/2008 22:29:00
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Yes Glensider i do remember Andy Gray getting his hat trick it was September 76 i remember it well, got my car stolen while i was at the game. Never got it back Oh such wonderful happy Villa memories.
50 years a villan
19/08/2008 02:28:00
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Thanks for the memories, Glensider. That was my first Villa team. Gray, Little and Deehan - great strike force. And winning the league cup on my birthday that season.
Surfer Dude
19/08/2008 20:08:00
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Strike me 50 years a Villan, that had to have taken the gloss off of Andy's treble, and the 5-2 win. Think I'd have settled for a 1-0 win, and to keep my car.
glensider
03/09/2008 13:15:00
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And what a team that was Surfer Dude, arguably the best attacking Villa team I've witnessed in all my years following the club. We should have won the league!!!!
glensider
03/09/2008 13:17:00
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