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If You Could Bring Back 3 Villa Heroes?

Great thread in 100% Villa - well I think it is great anyway..!

Erod asked:

Seems to me we've been in this position many times, three class players short of a top side.

Will the board do what Ellis was never prepared to do....make Villa great?

As none of us are being paid millions a year to find these class players we cant be expected to know the market. However we all have our favourites from the past so I thought it might be fun to 'sign' three and see if we could make a side to compete for the title.

My first hero's were Sims and Dugdale so i have a few to choose from. I have chosen Cowan's, Little and Gray so my team is....

Friedel
Young Collins Dunne Warnock
Young Milner Cowan's Downing
Little Gray

Tough on Gabby but he would be first on the bench and would be equally at home playing with Little or Gray.

Messrs Carew and Heskey would be on their bikes.

Anyone got a better team ?

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 19 2010

Time: 11:00AM

Your Comments

The team thing is always difficult, because I suddenly remember someone once I post it, but Little, Mortimer and Cowans would be in it
trekker
The team thing is always difficult, because I suddenly remember someone once I post it, but Little, Mortimer and Cowans would be in it
trekker
The one player this current team is missing is an out and out goal scorer. But, thinking back many years, I begin to wonder if Villa have ever had such a player in my lifetime, and I can remember the team of the late forties. Perhaps Trevor Ford as the striker, but certainly Little and Cowans would be in my pick.
Obediah
The one player this current team is missing is an out and out goal scorer. But, thinking back many years, I begin to wonder if Villa have ever had such a player in my lifetime, and I can remember the team of the late forties. Perhaps Trevor Ford as the striker, but certainly Little and Cowans would be in my pick.
Obediah
I think we're more than 3 players short of a team that could challenge for the title.And there are alot of Villa fans who only started supporting Villa in the 90s and never saw the 80s team.My team of the last 20 years is 3-5-2 ala Brian Little, Bosnich,God,Laursen,Southgate,A Young,Milner,Barry,Platt,Taylor (Should probably have Townesend instead),Yorke,Dublin. Manager MoN. Team to get relegated.... formation 7-2-? ala O Dreary. Enkleman,Samuel,De Le Cruz,Alpay,Drobny,Leonhardsen,Berson,Jemba-Jemba,Curcic,Balaban,Fashnu. Manager O Dreary.
Pking
I think we're more than 3 players short of a team that could challenge for the title.And there are alot of Villa fans who only started supporting Villa in the 90s and never saw the 80s team.My team of the last 20 years is 3-5-2 ala Brian Little, Bosnich,God,Laursen,Southgate,A Young,Milner,Barry,Platt,Taylor (Should probably have Townesend instead),Yorke,Dublin. Manager MoN. Team to get relegated.... formation 7-2-? ala O Dreary. Enkleman,Samuel,De Le Cruz,Alpay,Drobny,Leonhardsen,Berson,Jemba-Jemba,Curcic,Balaban,Fashnu. Manager O Dreary.
Pking
No matter how good we think the current defense is, Paul McGrath has got to be first on the list. Then I would go with a partnership of Peter Withe and Gary Shaw up front. Goals a plenty!
dannyvellow
No matter how good we think the current defense is, Paul McGrath has got to be first on the list. Then I would go with a partnership of Peter Withe and Gary Shaw up front. Goals a plenty!
dannyvellow
You can post in the thread chaps and Erod did say 3 players not a complete team new team. just a bit of fun to lift the boredom!
villan57
You can post in the thread chaps and Erod did say 3 players not a complete team new team. just a bit of fun to lift the boredom!
villan57
platt, rambo (McInally), and yorke. simple as.....champs
1982benny
platt, rambo (McInally), and yorke. simple as.....champs
1982benny
McGrath. Yorke. Cowans. League won!
Sheriff Kimbo
Oh and I would still want to play 4-5-1 :o)
Sheriff Kimbo
McGrath. Yorke. Cowans. League won!
Sheriff Kimbo
Oh and I would still want to play 4-5-1 :o)
Sheriff Kimbo
I'd go for ........ Defense. As good as it is, i'd still have God back in there! Midfield. No-one. i'd be happy to stick with what we've got. Upfront. Yorke and Dublin ... that's all we really need, 2 guys who'd bag loadsa goals !!
AV-Damo
I'd go for ........ Defense. As good as it is, i'd still have God back in there! Midfield. No-one. i'd be happy to stick with what we've got. Upfront. Yorke and Dublin ... that's all we really need, 2 guys who'd bag loadsa goals !!
AV-Damo
Change my mind every two minutes, but in the thread last night I settled on: Mortimer, Little, Merson.
Friedel
Young Collins Dunne Warnock
Young Milner Mortimer Downing
Merson
Little

Petrov is a good option from the bench + rotation. Gabby is still developing, he'd get his chances!

Milner and Mortimer would be tough in the centre (Andy Townsend is another I'd love back, arrggghhhh!) and then Merson a free ish role behind Little and when needed up front with Little.
The Fear
Change my mind every two minutes, but in the thread last night I settled on: Mortimer, Little, Merson.
Friedel
Young Collins Dunne Warnock
Young Milner Mortimer Downing
Merson
Little

Petrov is a good option from the bench + rotation. Gabby is still developing, he'd get his chances!

Milner and Mortimer would be tough in the centre (Andy Townsend is another I'd love back, arrggghhhh!) and then Merson a free ish role behind Little and when needed up front with Little.
The Fear
Friedal Young, Cuellar, Dunne, Warnock Young, Milner, Taylor, Downing Yorke, Little Probably more technically gifted players than Taylor available, but he is my Villa Hero. Honourable mentions, Platt, Merson, Little, Cowans, Shaw, McGrath, Bosnich
Francobaresi13
Friedal Young, Cuellar, Dunne, Warnock Young, Milner, Taylor, Downing Yorke, Little Probably more technically gifted players than Taylor available, but he is my Villa Hero. Honourable mentions, Platt, Merson, Little, Cowans, Shaw, McGrath, Bosnich
Francobaresi13
ive only jst turned 23 so mid 90s is my memorys. Wud love an injury free Delaney at right back, always slid in wen needed and could overlap and cross. Super Tommy Johnson (original ginga ninja) the goalscoring mid we are lacking and Yorke to partner Gabby. Wud all fit in wit Oneill attacking style
av-jc-86
ive only jst turned 23 so mid 90s is my memorys. Wud love an injury free Delaney at right back, always slid in wen needed and could overlap and cross. Super Tommy Johnson (original ginga ninja) the goalscoring mid we are lacking and Yorke to partner Gabby. Wud all fit in wit Oneill attacking style
av-jc-86
Ian Taylor, Merson, Dean Saunders
SchoolBoyError
Ian Taylor, Merson, Dean Saunders
SchoolBoyError
Villain 57 F Off I'll post what I want.I notice you didnt even suggest any players you just wanted to criticise me.
Pking
Villain 57 F Off I'll post what I want.I notice you didnt even suggest any players you just wanted to criticise me.
Pking
To bring back happy memories and because we need players that can score goals so i'd go for Brian Little and Andy Gray and for a bit of class Gordon Cowans .
Doug4ever
To bring back happy memories and because we need players that can score goals so i'd go for Brian Little and Andy Gray and for a bit of class Gordon Cowans .
Doug4ever
Sorry Mr Fear wasn't trying to copy .. thought about it for ages and had to discard Platt, Dublin, McInally amongst others . Can we pick two players and Ron Saunders .
Doug4ever
Sorry Mr Fear wasn't trying to copy .. thought about it for ages and had to discard Platt, Dublin, McInally amongst others . Can we pick two players and Ron Saunders .
Doug4ever
Can't disagree ... Little, Gray and Cowans for me!
Beovilla
Can't disagree ... Little, Gray and Cowans for me!
Beovilla
gray little and in todays climate Gidman, so our current manager knows what a full back playing in the right position looks like. imagine the damage what Gray and little would do in this team awesome..............
jj184
gray little and in todays climate Gidman, so our current manager knows what a full back playing in the right position looks like. imagine the damage what Gray and little would do in this team awesome..............
jj184
 

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