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The Week In Villa #55 (4/9/09 - 10/9/09)

The Week In Villa #55 (4/9/09 - 10/9/09)

Friday, 4th September

As the internationals draw near, the biggest talking point of today is the fact that Dwight Yorke retired! This made me feel old, as I remember him first arriving at Villa pretty much two decades ago.

I loved that man. I`ve said it before - no woman has ever broke my heart the way he did! But whatever I think of him now (it aint nice), there is no doubt that he was an absolutely wonderful footballer. The best forward I have seen at Villa (oh how I would love a mid-to-late 90`s Dwight Yorke in the team now), he was also a superb midfielder. He never got the credit he deserved until he went to ManUre, and not many people outside of Villa Park knew how good he was in midfield until he played there in the World Cup, but those of us that saw him grow as a player at Villa knew exactly how good he was. One of the few genuinely world class players I have seen at Villa, I will always have fond memories of him up until May 1998. After that… well, let`s just say I don`t have hold him in the same regard I once did, to put it mildly.

Saturday, 5th September

Emile Heskey and James Milner get a half each for England in a 2-1 victory over Slovenia. Ashley Young is an unused sub.

In other news, Craig Gardner vows to fight for his place (unfortunately for him, with us being knocked out of Europe I think his chances will be minimal) and Nicky Shorey is linked with a loan move to the Baggies.

Sunday, 6th September

New signing Richard Dunne talks about his red card record and says he doesn`t get many yellows, only reds! Some will say it`s clumsy and/or reckless, some will say it`s determination and/or commitment. I`ll just judge him on what he does in a Villa shirt, I think that`s best!

Also, a report comes out saying that we are the third fastest growing club in world football, and second in this country after Moneybags Citeh. Hopefully these figures will shut up some of Lerner`s critics. I doubt though; I mean why let evidence get in the way of perfectly good moaning!

Monday, 7th September

The Academy boys win 2-0 away at Charlton. Durrell Berry and Gary Gardner get the goals.

Tuesday, 8th September

There is talk that Luke Young will be back in contention for the derby on Sunday. While that is undoubtedly good news - I for one would much rather have him in the side than Habib Beye - there is the aspect of, is THAT the game to bring him back in? Fulham may have been more appropriate unfortunately. Given the potential for chanting about his brother from our loving neighbours - plus the possibility of one or two, maybe even three (although I`ll be amazed if it is three) new defenders in the back four - I think the Pompey game may be the better bet.

Wednesday, 9th September

Curtis Davies finally has the op that will hopefully end his shoulder woes. I for one would like to thank him for the effort he put in when he could easily have cried off.

Gabby says he has been working on his strength over the summer, and I think that is obvious. Having stood next to him once I can say he was already bigger than you`d think, so if he has the right mix of good strength with his explosive pace remaining, he will have a great combination of physical attributes.

Emile Heskey and James Milner again both represent England, this time in a 5-1 win against Croatia (meaning we`ve qualified for the World Cup. Good stuff) and Ashley Young was again an unused substitute.

Thursday, 10th September

There is very little to discuss today other than Emile Heskey may be injured for Sunday. Now now, he`s still our player, less of the champagne popping people…

That`s it for another week then. My apologies it`s a day late but there was barely anything to talk about anyway. Man, international football irritates me… So the derby is tomorrow... COME ON YOU LIIIIIIOOOOOONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



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Writer:Sheriff Kimbo
Date:Saturday September 12 2009
Time: 10:03PM

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these week's just fly by! Come on your lions was right, now wahey you lions!
The Fear
13/09/2009 17:02:00
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these week's just fly by! Come on your lions was right, now wahey you lions!
The Fear
13/09/2009 17:02:00
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Yorke was mostly a striker for you? I'm young but his retirement makes ME feel old too!
Matt_Us
13/09/2009 18:26:00
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Yorke was mostly a striker for you? I'm young but his retirement makes ME feel old too!
Matt_Us
13/09/2009 18:26:00
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