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Craig Gardner - A Cut Above The Average Player

Craig Gardner - A Cut Above The Average Player

rdunbar100 has left a post in the forum which I thought was worthy of front paging:

I have just read a report regarding Craig Gardner providing his old Sunday league club with kits and training equipment.

What a fantastic gesture that this player has made, it shows that not all of them let the fact that they are now millionaires (or on the way to being) destroy their sense of pride at where they started.



It also goes on to say he has bought a piece of land by his new house so that the kids in the village have a football pitch, as there was nothing there for them.

I would like to congratulate Craig for this wonderful gesture and tell him what a credit he is to the club and fans.

Craig Gardner thread in the forum, seems to be a general love in ! Click Here



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:rdunbar100
Date:Wednesday November 12 2008
Time: 6:22PM

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Exactly what a player should do. I remember reading that the Reading player De La Cruz had used his wages to redevelop the entire village that he was from. I think it's right that they give something back and they do deserve credit for it. Well done Craig.
The_Legend_Of_Zola
12/11/2008 18:49:00
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What a great role model. His attitude on and off the pitch is 100%. Up the Villa!
stpaulmcgrath
12/11/2008 21:30:00
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De La Cruz also ex-Villa LOZ, so looks like we breed em with a heart at Villa Park! Allegedly the rumour goes that ex-Villain Stan Collymore also used some of his millions to buy a car park in the middle of a forest near his house - don't know what that was for though?
YatesyVillain
13/11/2008 05:44:00
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What a great gesture ! A credit to the club .
nick1
13/11/2008 09:59:00
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I think Craig is a club legend in the making and if Barry decides he is too big for this club then I am sure Gardner will be the man to replace him.
young_jonah
13/11/2008 11:43:00
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Yes, The_Legend_of_Zola, DLC who was also with us, does a great deal for his place of birth, real star there. Also Zola wasn't adverse to great gestures either so I believe.
The Fear
13/11/2008 14:17:00
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rdunbar100 great spot, yet again good news from a Villa player.
col8
13/11/2008 17:16:00
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Gardner will be a legend
young_jonah
14/11/2008 13:55:00
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good lad, very refreshing
NorthcliffeBandit
14/11/2008 14:59:00
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Cant share young_jonah's optimism about Craigs long term Villa Park future I'm afraid, despite the fact that I feel he's a very decent footballer. I think that with the competition for places that we now have in our midfield, Craig may have to move on to realise his dream of regular first team football.
glensider
17/11/2008 11:00:00
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