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The Andy Marshall Riddle: Solved!

A 6 month long investigation as to the location of former Coventry City goalkeeper Andy Marshall has now ended as he has spoken to the clubs official website about his injury layoff.

Marshall, the surprise signing of last season seemingly went underground after just a handful of reserve team appearances, further baffling Villans as to the actual point in acquiring the veteran goalkeeper on the back of Stuart Taylor`s departure to warm the FC Abu Dhabi-Manchester bench.

It now appears that the 103 year old actually had been suffering from a long term ankle injury that he has now recovered from, and therefore he spoke to avfc.co.uk about his 45 minutes in the reserve team`s 1-0 victory over West Ham:

"Since I joined the club, playing has been fantastic but the lay-off has been horrendous. The thing that kept me going were the lads at the football club. They are a great bunch, a fantastic bunch. All the lads get on really well. We have a good camaraderie between us."

"It's a case now of being able to play as many of the remaining reserve fixtures this season and take it from there. That's all I can do now.
The main thing is I am on the road to recovery. I have been training a few weeks and I have worked hard. Now I hope things will come together."

The way Brad Guzan is talking, he could worryingly become our second choice keeper. Irrespective of actual ability at the highest level though, welcome back Andy!

Below is an artists impression of what Marshall really looks like:

Andy Marshall




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Writer: Murph Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 31 2010

Time: 8:02PM

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The fight for 4th is back on!!
whvilla
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31/03/2010 21:05:00

The fight for 4th is back on!!
whvilla
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31/03/2010 21:05:00

lol "whvilla"
Tr1dent
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31/03/2010 21:36:00

Like virtually every other Villan out there I would imagine, I wondered what the hell had happened to Andy Marshall. He just dropped out of sight, with nothing as far as I'm aware, released by the club, to indicate where he'd gone and why. I actually got to see him play earlier in the season in a reserve team game, and tell you what, he looked a decent enough keeper. Good to read now that he's back in business.
glensider
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31/03/2010 22:00:00

the Villa PR is good but the communications are bordering on pathetic. We get no injury reports or updates . I mean why no Bouma or Delph last night ? Why no injury reports on them? But we can hunt down Brian Little for some positive PR about how he thinks we are doing !
villan57
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31/03/2010 22:21:00

the lack of info on injuries etc is baffling.
magicmerson
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01/04/2010 13:50:00

the lack of info on injuries etc is baffling.
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