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Villa Striker A Jock?

Villa Striker A Jock?

Scotland manager Alex McLeish is trying to persuade Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor to team up with fellow Villan Shaun Maloney and play international football for Scotland.

20-year-old Gabby can play for England, Nigeria or Scotland and has recently missed out on the England U21 squad to play in the UEFA Under-21 Championships due to a cock up with communications between Stuart Pearce, Martin O'Neill and the young striker.

Former Villa coach Roy Aitken is also part of McLeish's coaching team (and the main reason I'm mentioning that is I've an unused image of him, so hey ho, lets give it an outing!) so he has been able to advise as to the skills of our Gabby.

Aitken, who was number two to David O'Dearme told the Sunday Post:

'It's part of my job working for Scotland but based in England to keep up to date with things. I speak to club managers all the time concerning players eligible to play for Scotland. Gabriel certainly comes into that category, as does James Morrison at Middlesbrough, despite being born in Darlington.'



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday June 10 2007
Time: 4:58PM

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he's not doing too bad for himself since leaving the villa is he? Personally i think Gabby should go and play for Scotland, i dont think he will get into the england set up and lets face it playing for scotland has got to be better than playing for nigeria even though there are some prats on vitalceltic who support Scotland!!!
randy.stand
10/06/2007 17:03:00
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never sure these days, with political correctness going mad, is it still ok to say Jock?!??!
The Fear
10/06/2007 17:25:00
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People on vitalceltic supporting scotland, who'd have thought?!? ;-))
The Fear
10/06/2007 17:26:00
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Can't do him any harm having the interest from Scotland. Might make McClaren look up and swoop too.
Cubos
10/06/2007 17:31:00
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I can see this happening although Gabby has shown some promise this past season and maybe would be wise to see what he does next season before committing either way
BomBom
10/06/2007 17:33:00
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Depends on the lads confidence, if he has the belief he should have, then he needs to think who he wants to play for, not who he thinks he will be able to play for.
The Fear
10/06/2007 17:53:00
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Can you imagine after a summer away on int' duty, him coming back with scotch twang mixed in with erdington? Do it lad, got more chance of glory north the border these days. sad.
johnnyuk
10/06/2007 18:00:00
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am positive he will join scotland!cmon gabby
dons2-0gers
10/06/2007 18:18:00
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Do it Gabby,England don`t pick Villa players and you`ll look quality in that team without all the pressure and bullsh@t associated with England.
ASPINALL
10/06/2007 18:39:00
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Stay for England i reckon, if he still has his pace in 5 years time the new england manager wont be able to overlook him.
son_of_cher
10/06/2007 20:03:00
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