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Graham Taylor & Dion Dublin Warnings To Villans

Graham Taylor & Dion Dublin Warnings To Villans

Former Villa boss Graham Taylor has told Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonlahor that next season they'll need to up their game.

The duo came first (Young) and runner up (Gabby) in the PFA Young Player Of The Year awards but Graham warns after such a swift rise to prominence, it is possible they could 'level out'.

Adding, 'I'm not saying that will definitely be the case but they can level out and defenders become more used to them. They are not as big a surprise to them anymore and they have learned how to play against them. Then they have to improve other aspects of their game to combat that.'

Meanwhile former Villa player Dion Dublin says there is a question mark over the Villa players next season adding that they will have to live up to the pressure brought about by the performances and 'success' they enjoyed last season.

'What I think it boils down to is the players being able to handle the pressure of success. Manchester United have got 20 players used to success, Villa haven’t got any players who are used to success, other than perhaps Stiliyan Petrov. Ashley Young and Gabby Agbonlahor are new into the top flight of football. They haven’t really been used to success.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday June 24 2009
Time: 4:50PM

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Who cares what those pair of deadbeats have to say, why post this crap ?? What success have they had ??
astonmilan
24/06/2009 17:06:00
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Who cares what those pair of deadbeats have to say, why post this crap ?? What success have they had ??
astonmilan
24/06/2009 17:06:00
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Bit harsh. Dion was a handy player IMO.
ExpatVillaShirt
24/06/2009 17:15:00
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Bit harsh. Dion was a handy player IMO.
ExpatVillaShirt
24/06/2009 17:15:00
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Whether their opinion counts or not, what they said is spot on. They do need to raise their game. They both have a lot to prove still. You can't prove yourself over the period of 6 months and think "you've made it". Real quality is on display for a life time.
johnnyuk
24/06/2009 17:37:00
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Whether their opinion counts or not, what they said is spot on. They do need to raise their game. They both have a lot to prove still. You can't prove yourself over the period of 6 months and think "you've made it". Real quality is on display for a life time.
johnnyuk
24/06/2009 17:37:00
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Well as a Manager I'd put GT's Villa times especially first time against O'Neill's, plus he took a none entity of a side Watford, through the leagues and despite much criticism has still managed England.
avfc48
24/06/2009 18:00:00
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Well as a Manager I'd put GT's Villa times especially first time against O'Neill's, plus he took a none entity of a side Watford, through the leagues and despite much criticism has still managed England.
avfc48
24/06/2009 18:00:00
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"Who cares what those pair of deadbeats have to say, why post this crap ?? What success have they had ??" astonmilan, I take it you're not a Villa fan then, If you were you would appreciate the opinion of these two gentlemen, If you were you would not post that crap, at the end of the day, who the hell are you?
steff_the_villan
24/06/2009 18:46:00
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"Who cares what those pair of deadbeats have to say, why post this crap ?? What success have they had ??" astonmilan, I take it you're not a Villa fan then, If you were you would appreciate the opinion of these two gentlemen, If you were you would not post that crap, at the end of the day, who the hell are you?
steff_the_villan
24/06/2009 18:46:00
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