Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Dwight Yorke On 'Beloved' Villa

Dwight Yorke On 'Beloved' Villa

There is a report in the Sunday Mercury today by Mat Kendrick with quotes from Dwight Yorke

Full report: www.sundaymercury.net/midlands-sport/aston-villa-fc

I know this will get slated by many but I have to admit, I still remember the great times and blank out the way it all ended. Sad thing is if he had stayed, we might have won the blinking league that year but as hard as it is to stay, his decision to move was vindicated, he did win everything with Man Utd. I know the kissing the badge to the Villa fans was a bad thing but then again, wasn't the abuse he received through the game?!

Anyway, I still remember the Yorkie with a wide smile on his face and the great goals - that penalty (when he just chipped it) alone was just fantastic!

Anyway, in the report he explains the conflict of whether to move or not and also says he was offered a fantastic package at Villa to stay as he felt a sense of loyalty to the Villa.

'I was in that meeting [with Doug and JG offering him a £1m signing fee to stay], listening to this offer and thinking: ‘Can I really walk away from this?’ So why did I? Deep down, I was torn between dedicating the best years of my career to the club I owed so much and taking a chance of even greater things a hundred miles up the road.'

And on 'that' game v Everton where Yorke looked like he was just strolling around with no interest at all: 'There was time for me to play what would be my last match for Villa, the opening game of the new season for Everton, and I think that must have been my worst performance for the club since I arrived. It was not through any deliberate policy on my part. It never would be. I know Villa fans have always accused me of ‘playing to get away’ that day but there was so much going on by then, so many distractions, that it was hard to focus on the game – anyone who has been in that position will tell you the same.'

He says at the end he had thought he'd be at Villa for life. I wish.. such a shame. Ho hum!

* Dwight Yorke: Born to Score is published by Macmillan and is on sale priced £17.99.

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday December 6 2009
Time: 4:44PM

Comments

0
He was a legend for us, gave us near as damn it 10 years and plenty of great memories. as well as a nice fee when we sold him...(still our record fee recieved isn't it?)
keithlees1978
06/12/2009 16:58:00
0
He was a legend for us, gave us near as damn it 10 years and plenty of great memories. as well as a nice fee when we sold him...(still our record fee recieved isn't it?)
keithlees1978
06/12/2009 16:58:00
0
I've never been so upset at the departure of a player. I was glad he went on to win the Champions League with Utd though.
Adam Deuce
06/12/2009 18:06:00
0
he was also praising us on football focus yesterday as was southgate
rotter82
06/12/2009 18:06:00
0
I've never been so upset at the departure of a player. I was glad he went on to win the Champions League with Utd though.
Adam Deuce
06/12/2009 18:06:00
0
he was also praising us on football focus yesterday as was southgate
rotter82
06/12/2009 18:06:00
0
Great player,if only he was in this team now...
ASPINALL
06/12/2009 18:12:00
0
Great player,if only he was in this team now...
ASPINALL
06/12/2009 18:12:00
0
I never held it against him for moving, but when he kissed that badge in front of the Holte End, it was the end of any legend status, he would now have.
roehe
06/12/2009 18:33:00
0
I never held it against him for moving, but when he kissed that badge in front of the Holte End, it was the end of any legend status, he would now have.
roehe
06/12/2009 18:33:00
Page 1/4
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

U21s - Villa To Face Arsenal

Aston Villa know their Premier League Division 2 Play Off final opponents - it's Arsenal.

Who Will Aston Villa Face In 2016/17 (3/5/16)

With less than a handful of games remaining in the 2015/16 campaign, some promotions and relegations in the football pyramid are already known.

Villa To Break The Bank For McCormack?

It's being reported that Aston Villa are hugely interested in Fulham goal machine Ross McCormack.

Pearson In Limbo With Takeover

It was being being reported over the weekend that former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson was now the favourite to take the Villa Park hotseat in the Championship next season.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa meh v Newcastle Utd will
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
LOL.. win32%
Lose, it's what we do56%
Draw, meh12%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 36 22 11 3 77 30
2 Spurs 36 19 13 4 70 39
3 Arsenal 36 19 10 7 67 25
4 Man City 36 19 7 10 64 30
5 Man Utd 35 17 9 9 60 12
6 West Ham 35 15 14 6 59 17
7 Southampton 36 16 9 11 57 14
8 Liverpool 35 15 10 10 55 11
9 Chelsea 35 12 12 11 48 7
10 Stoke 36 13 9 14 48 -14
11 Everton 35 10 14 11 44 6
12 Watford 35 12 8 15 44 -6
13 Swansea 36 11 10 15 43 -13
14 WBA 36 10 11 15 41 -14
15 AFC Bournemouth 36 11 8 17 41 -20
16 Crystal Palace 36 10 9 17 39 -10
17 Newcastle 36 8 9 19 33 -25
18 Sunderland 35 7 11 17 32 -18
19 Norwich 35 8 7 20 31 -26
R Aston Villa 36 3 7 26 16 -45
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Hamilton braced for further penalties
Latest Vital Boxing News
How About Beijing Me Old China?
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

May 7 2016 3:00PM : Newcastle United (H)
Barclays Premier League
May 15 2016 3:00PM : Arsenal (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions138
2.kefkat53
3.The Fear50
4.sirdennis32
5.Thomas Holte23
6.villasince6723
7.Silhillvilla22
8.LORD RON SAUNDERS18
9.DeanoVilla14
10.col813
The Vital Football Members League