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Heskey Could Serve A Purpose

Heskey Could Serve A Purpose

James Milly The Milner believes that Heskey's worries over England could help push Villa into Europe again and spur on Gabby to boot.

Speaking to the E&S, Milly was careful not to pass comment on Heskey's verbal fart itself, but did say there could be a positive benefit for the club from it.

With Heskey worried about his international place, he's going to be motivated when he gets a chance in the first team (not seen that yet myself but there you go) which in turn will more than fire up Gabby who by now no doubt likes the idea of replacing Heskey full time in the England camp.

'At Villa and England there is competition for places and that can only be a good thing for club and country.'

Speaking specifically towards the competition angle and the benefit for us, he adds:

'That will make their performances better for Villa. Everybody wants to play football.'

IF Heskey can finally start showing some form for us, and IF he can trouble our pecking order based on merit I agree it can only be a good thing for our strikers. Competition has to come from somewhere, and it certainly isn't coming from numbers at the moment.

Will it happen though, based on the recent vote 70% of you don't think so as you want to see Heskey gone in January.

I find it hard to disagree, my only concern is who replaces him?

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Thursday October 15 2009
Time: 12:04PM

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I think Heskey's problem with Villa is that he is very good at providing for runners from deep, which is why he works so well for England. He feeds Lampard (chortle, chortle), Gerrard, Rooney and Walcott, all of whom want to get into the box from midfield. Villa don't really have goalscoring midfielders, so his biggest strength is rendered somewhat useless in a Villa shirt.
Little Dutch
15/10/2009 12:15:00
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I think Heskey's problem with Villa is that he is very good at providing for runners from deep, which is why he works so well for England. He feeds Lampard (chortle, chortle), Gerrard, Rooney and Walcott, all of whom want to get into the box from midfield. Villa don't really have goalscoring midfielders, so his biggest strength is rendered somewhat useless in a Villa shirt.
Little Dutch
15/10/2009 12:15:00
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I really don't get the whole Heskey appeal. I think the argument that 'he's good for the team' is just a lazy cop-out from footy fans wanting to sound intellectual. I might be missing it, but i really can't remember Heskey setting up many chances either for England or Villa. To me, he's absolutely and completely useless, and i'd even say he's the worst player i've ever seen play for Villa.
MrZeus
15/10/2009 12:36:00
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I really don't get the whole Heskey appeal. I think the argument that 'he's good for the team' is just a lazy cop-out from footy fans wanting to sound intellectual. I might be missing it, but i really can't remember Heskey setting up many chances either for England or Villa. To me, he's absolutely and completely useless, and i'd even say he's the worst player i've ever seen play for Villa.
MrZeus
15/10/2009 12:36:00
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Rooney scores every 37 mins on average when playing with Heskey. When partnered with others that drops to a goal every 67 mins. England score more goals with him in the team. The stats are the same for Gerrard who scores much more frequently when Heskey is there than when he isn't.
Little Dutch
15/10/2009 12:41:00
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Rooney scores every 37 mins on average when playing with Heskey. When partnered with others that drops to a goal every 67 mins. England score more goals with him in the team. The stats are the same for Gerrard who scores much more frequently when Heskey is there than when he isn't.
Little Dutch
15/10/2009 12:41:00
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Thats because the opposing defenders keep tripping over the prostrate Heskey allowing Rooney to score
Doug4ever
15/10/2009 13:30:00
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Thats because the opposing defenders keep tripping over the prostrate Heskey allowing Rooney to score
Doug4ever
15/10/2009 13:30:00
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spur gabby on to boot what MF?
the fear
15/10/2009 14:16:00
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spur gabby on to boot what MF?
the fear
15/10/2009 14:16:00
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