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Albrighton Secures Three Year Future

Albrighton Secures Three Year Future

As has been covered extensively on the board, Marc Albrighton has signed a new 3 year contract today and he couldn't be happier.

The attacking winger joined the Villa as a wee 9 year old lad and has worked his way up through all of our schoolboy and Academy levels before exploding onto the reserves scene and then impressing O'Neill enough to be drafted into our first team squad - which asll we all know saw him make his full first team debut in last season UEFA Cup campaign.

Albrighton's Premier Leaguie debut can at the start of the season when he came on as a substitute in our loss against Wigan.

Big things are expected of Marc and so far when called upon, whilst he hasn't always set the world alight, he has yet to let us down or look in awe or show any signs really that he is not going to be a key player for us for many years to come.

Speaking to the official site Albrighton described today as a major step forward in his career and a 'dream come true.'

'I've been waiting a long time for this and to get this contract extension is another step forward in my career.'

The home grown lad, and Villa fan to boot can hardly describe the difference in feeling turning out for the first team compared to his 'crowd' experiences as he was coming through the ranks:

'It is such a difference to playing in front of 200 or 300 people at a reserve game or about 50 people at a youth team game.

'It just gives you an extra buzz, especially as a Villa fan. It is what I have dreamed of all my life and for it to finally come - to play against Wigan and Cardiff - it is a dream come true.'

Martin O'Neill sounds perfectly happy with securing his future at the club aswell, tipping the player to not enjoy a successful career but to become one of the top Premiership players of the next decade:

'I couldn't be more delighted. He has a real chance of becoming a top quality Premier League player.'

We all know the lad has a terrific cross on him, and he's not shy of taking the ball and trying to go round defenders either. It's unlikely he'll make a real impact this season, and I still think a loan spell - there was one mooted to Forest and I actually thought he'd gone which shows what I know - would do him the world of good.

Next season seems designed for him to play a much bigger part in our season, but that said I wouldn't mind seeing him another 10-15 times this campaign for him to get a real feel for the Premier League.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday September 24 2009
Time: 8:30PM

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Cracking bit of news.
lerneravfc
24/09/2009 20:50:00
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Cracking bit of news.
lerneravfc
24/09/2009 20:50:00
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Get him on ! Milner in the middle Sidwell out the door !
Pancho Villan
25/09/2009 00:49:00
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Get him on ! Milner in the middle Sidwell out the door !
Pancho Villan
25/09/2009 00:49:00
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What's wrong with Sidwell? He is getting better every game. Most players need a run of games to settle in (eg Petrov) unlike James Collins who seems to have gelled immediately. What i don't understand is why we only give our 3 year contracts when other clubs (like Arsenal) sign youngsters up for 5 or 6 years - why is that? This appeared to start with Vill under O'Dreary..hes repeatedly stated that it was the modern trend only signing players for 2 or 3 years. Absolute tosh...i have not seen any evidence of that. The longer the contract the better for both parties..players value is retained (or increases) and both all concerned can renegotiate terms/extend contract part way through the duration.
Bangkok Villan
25/09/2009 03:32:00
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What's wrong with Sidwell? He is getting better every game. Most players need a run of games to settle in (eg Petrov) unlike James Collins who seems to have gelled immediately. What i don't understand is why we only give our 3 year contracts when other clubs (like Arsenal) sign youngsters up for 5 or 6 years - why is that? This appeared to start with Vill under O'Dreary..hes repeatedly stated that it was the modern trend only signing players for 2 or 3 years. Absolute tosh...i have not seen any evidence of that. The longer the contract the better for both parties..players value is retained (or increases) and both all concerned can renegotiate terms/extend contract part way through the duration.
Bangkok Villan
25/09/2009 03:32:00
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Typical Villa fan attitude. We nuture some local talent and this is used as an opportunity to slag off a player who is really coming to the fore in a Villa shirt. Pancho, you are no Villa fan. We have won 6 games on the trot and you still want to slag off your own players. Please go and provide your pretend 'support' to another club. We do not need the likes of you associated with the Villa. From what I have seen of Albrighton he looks as though he has bags of ability and a Beckhamesque ability to put in a great ball without having to beat a man.
voiceoftheholte
25/09/2009 08:32:00
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Typical Villa fan attitude. We nuture some local talent and this is used as an opportunity to slag off a player who is really coming to the fore in a Villa shirt. Pancho, you are no Villa fan. We have won 6 games on the trot and you still want to slag off your own players. Please go and provide your pretend 'support' to another club. We do not need the likes of you associated with the Villa. From what I have seen of Albrighton he looks as though he has bags of ability and a Beckhamesque ability to put in a great ball without having to beat a man.
voiceoftheholte
25/09/2009 08:32:00
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'Typical Villa fan' .... here we go again voice. It is a typical FOOTBALL FAN to have an opinion on players, love or loathe, you don't have to keep making out we are different to all fans at all clubs, you do us all a great diservice. Must admit I don't think Sidwell has got to where he can get to in a Villa shirt yet and I'm sure he'd agree, he has done well but I am sure has much much more to give, in fact wasn't he quoted in the summer as saying so... yes, he was (I say answering my own question!) Not sure where it is now Pancho but the stats for wins and draws WITH Sidwell in the team are quite startling compared to those without, he must be doing something very right by the looks of it!
The Fear
25/09/2009 09:05:00
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'Typical Villa fan' .... here we go again voice. It is a typical FOOTBALL FAN to have an opinion on players, love or loathe, you don't have to keep making out we are different to all fans at all clubs, you do us all a great diservice. Must admit I don't think Sidwell has got to where he can get to in a Villa shirt yet and I'm sure he'd agree, he has done well but I am sure has much much more to give, in fact wasn't he quoted in the summer as saying so... yes, he was (I say answering my own question!) Not sure where it is now Pancho but the stats for wins and draws WITH Sidwell in the team are quite startling compared to those without, he must be doing something very right by the looks of it!
The Fear
25/09/2009 09:05:00
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