UK time is: 08:50:28
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Ashley Plans To Keep Losers Medal

Ashley Young has said he will be saving his Carling Cup runners up medal...I thought that would be obvious myself.

Speaking to the Birmingham Mail it does kind of seem a daft question when taken out of context, but Ashley explains that even though we lost against Manchester United, he's extremely proud of the fact the club managed to reach the final and that he got to taste the Wembley experience.

Moreover he adds that there's a nice space next to his losers medal at home, and he thinks an FA Cup Winners medal would look rather good next to it!

'Any domestic final is a fantastic one. Of course I'm keeping my losers medal, it is an achievement to get to the final, although disappointing. You don't work that hard to discard things.'

I can't imagine a single player throwing away a runners up medal to be fair, seems to much like defeating the purpose for me. Ash is right, it's a hard slog to any final and although a winners medal means more, a runners up medal is certainly worth being proud of and for the lads who've never experienced a Wembley Final before, it would always serve as a reminder of 'what could've been' and should be used to drive them forward to greater success.

They certainly have that chance now, although it won't be easy against Chelsea, but hell it'll show how much they want it won't it.

Bookmark and Share




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 9 2010

Time: 2:17PM

Your Comments

Gunna say, if he didnt id have it :)
Tr1dent
We can do Chelsea. :) UTV!
Adam Deuce
Can Yer! We'll see MATEY :-)
merlin
Incidently Ashley, players don't tend to "throw away" medals to the best of my knowledge.

I seem to remember they usually donate them to charity auctions and the like.
murph
Incidently Ashley, players don't tend to "throw away" medals to the best of my knowledge.

I seem to remember they usually donate them to charity auctions and the like.
murph
good attitude - unfinished business. There's more to come, much more
Pancho Villan
good attitude - unfinished business. There's more to come, much more
Pancho Villan
Slow News Day?
young_jonah
I'd keep it for sure. And he should get at least another one, once we've beaten Chelski AGAIN.
olofthegreat
Why the hell would a player not keep a medal? What a stupid article
PiperUK
many aren't interested in the loser medals though piper, so I can understand where that is coming from
The Fear
many aren't interested in the loser medals though piper, so I can understand where that is coming from
The Fear
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Pre Swansea Injury News + U21 Update (Thursday April 24 2014)

Vital Villa Man Of Match v Southampton (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Sylla - Not As Dramatic As He Sounds (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Robinson Looking For More (Monday April 21 2014)

Dear Randy...A Fans Retort (Sunday April 20 2014)

Club Statement From Randy Lerner (Sunday April 20 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 1129
2. The Fear 1050
3. ClivetheVillan 625
4. Villan57 304
5. Villan Of The North 290
6. Barney2004 281
7. sirdennis 237
8. kefkat 231
9. BlackCountry Villa 227
10. tarzan 208

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
12. West Ham 35 10 7 18 -10 37
13. Swansea 35 9 9 17 -4 36
14. Hull City 34 10 6 18 -9 36
15. Aston Villa 34 9 8 17 -14 35
16. WBA 34 6 15 13 -13 33
17. Norwich 35 8 8 19 -28 32
18. Cardiff 35 7 9 19 -34 30

Breaking League News

The Eagles vs The Citizens
Man City : 25/04/2014 08:30:00
Whittaker: There's Been A Big Change
Norwich : 25/04/2014 08:10:00
Terry Set to Play!
Chelsea : 25/04/2014 07:26:00
Ramires Get 4 Game Ban!
Chelsea : 25/04/2014 07:25:00
Courtois - SOS Call!
Chelsea : 25/04/2014 07:24:00
Michu Set To Miss Aston Villa Game
Swansea : 24/04/2014 22:58:00
Mel Not Phased By The Pressure
WBA : 24/04/2014 21:16:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Swansea (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - safety at last 21%
Lose - we go again 52%
Draw 27%