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Hendrie You Plonker!

The penny seems to have dropped with Lee Hendrie as he says he has no future at Villa.

It also appears his testimonial is being put on hold. On hold? I'd forget about it if I was him. Never delivered what he should and was often talked about in the press more for his off field activities than what he did on the field.

Also, the testimonial was apparently going to donate 'a slice' of the profits to charity. A SLICE? Why the feck would us fans go to a testimonial to make him richer? Fair enough if it was for charity 100% but not for lil Lee to get a few more drinking vouchers. Certainly not someone with the same class as Niall Quinn is he? He made a bomb as he was a proper club legend and the lot when to charity.

'The testimonial looks like it's going to happen after next season because we haven't organised any events for a benefit year yet. My dad has spoken to the gaffer and my dad is going to organise a golf day and a big dinner possibly in July then have a game in the summer of next year. We've talked about giving a cut of the money to charity because it would be nice to give something back. My dad's organising a testimonial committee to sort it all out and he's going to publicise events. We're trying to get a few of the old faces such as Paul Merson, Dion Dublin and Ian Taylor, as well as Ron Atkinson and John Gregory to attend a meal at Villa Park. My dad has spoken to Ron and John this week and they are keen to come along.'

I have the feeling Ron would go to the opening of an envelope these days to be honest!

'As for opposition for a game, no one has been mentioned as yet. Speaking to the gaffer, the summer of next year would be better because there's more chance of a few more signings being on board by then.'

Seriously, who would be attending this?

And on his future: 'I don't think I have a future at Villa. There's been no talk of me signing a contract. I'm disappointed because I've said a few times I'd prefer to stay and I've been there such a long time. I could have chosen to sit on my backside and play in the reserves for the rest of the season, but I wanted to play first team football. Sometimes I wish I'd played better in some games and given myself more of a chance. Certain managers came in and fancied me and certain managers, such as Graham Taylor, didn't. '

'Martin O'Neill has been pretty fair: he said he didn't think I would play much so I went out on loan. I know I'll bounce back really strong next season. I just feel I've got a point to prove. It seems like I've been out of the Premier League for two years and I want to get back because the football is different in the Championship.'

Hendrie has been linked to Sheffield United, Blackburn, Middlesbrough as well as an extended stay at Stoke. Such a talent and although he has been ok, he has never achieved what he should have. Plonker, because on his day he was a very handy midfielder, certainly had more about him than Gavin McCann but never gave 100% a 100% of the time.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday April 25 2007
Time: 11:11AM


He may be in the Premiership with Stoke. Won't sign for them unless he gets a big SLICE of a signing on fee. I could see him signing for Blose - imagine that!
25/04/2007 11:16:00
I remember Roy Keane donating to charity aswell - fair play to him
25/04/2007 12:12:00
Lets be fair to lil Lee tho, he does need to keep a slice to put up his *****(removed, ahem)! Sorry Fear, no doubt this will be removed but it had to be said! Vile little runt! (Him not you, lol) [Edited by FearVilla]
25/04/2007 12:27:00
Deano, you are so wrong it is untrue. He has had indescretions like many players. However if your allegation is to stay on the site I believe he could sue you for every penny you own. Many young men make mistakes, given the money in the game today, the temptation to fall off the rails is massive. Even this week Essien was done for D & D and most people would have him in our team. Hendrie is Villa through and through although he has failed to live up to expectations. It is not a hanging offence, just a disappointment. He should have a testimonial, but as has been pointed out, all the money should go to Charity, not just a slice.
25/04/2007 12:43:00
Obviously I meant he needs the money coz he has bad sinuses and needs to buy plenty of Vix. What did you think I meant? ;)
25/04/2007 13:02:00
I knew that, but it may have got misconstrued :o)
25/04/2007 13:59:00
The only chance he has as getting over 2,000 is if we play Celtic at home for a pre-season friendly,let`s have a proper Lord McGrath one first before i`ll bother for any current Villa player.
25/04/2007 20:42:00
Hendrie - without doubt a man's body with a baby's brain -God help him.
25/04/2007 23:41:00
Ah well people will chose if the attend or Ignore any events for Lee. If I were him I would forget it, talk about flogging a dead horse.
26/04/2007 00:02:00
We seem to be hammering Lee on a fairly regular basis, at least every two or three weeks or so. We all have our opinions on the guy, while some of us seemingly have intimate knowlegdge of his mind, what makes him tick, where he's coming from, and why he does the things he does. Im my eyes he's been a loyal and dedicated servant to the claret and blue cause. Far from the best player to ever wear the shirt, but certainly far from the worst. Maybe his private life has been considerably worse and less law-abiding than other ex-Villans, I dont know, and whats more I dont particularly care. All I know is that over his days at the club he's given his all, played with passion and commitment, something many more talented individuals who have spent time at VP have failed to do. He's moving on, good luck to him. If he's granted a testimonial game then so be it. If you dont want to attend, dont. Simple as that.
26/04/2007 16:07:00
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