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The Players Bar - Birmingham City (Post Match)

MON is at The Players Bar with some of the Villa players, Craig Gardner walks in

MON: eh up Billy Liar is here

CG: pardon?

MON: nothing, how you feel Craig?

CG: gutted, I thought we played really well

MON: really? I thought you'd be disappointed seeing as your such a big bluenose, and you did well? You think so?

CG: huh?

MON: want a drink?

CG: yeah lager please

MON: cider please barman

CG: no i want a lager

MON: of course you do.....

Gabby: alright Billy?

CG: what?

Gabby: nothing, enjoy the game?

CG: no not really

Gabby: yeah me too, end to end wasn't it?

CG: no I didn`t enjoy it

Gabby: good lad that`s the spirit, think it was a pen?

CG: no way!

Gabby: me too, blatant foul!

CG: whys does everyone keep saying the opposite of what I`m saying?

Gabby: erm about half 8 I think

CG: what the fu.....

MON: look Gary, you said you were villa then blues....what do you expect?

CG: I`m Craig

MON: of course you are, now haven`t you got a youth game to play?

CG:............forget it

MON: see ya Gary

CG: pi55 off!

MON: you too mate, have a good one




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Writer: Benham Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday April 26 2010

Time: 10:32AM

Your Comments

Absolutely brilliant, look forward to the next installment. Good to see you back writing, Benham. Keep up the good work.
young_jonah
lol brilliant stuff
benham
Interesting read voth! Should it really matter anyways! Dennis Bergkamp was a Spurs fan, Harry Redknapp & Defoe were boyhood Gooners! Its all nonsense.
HuddersfieldYiddo
No - but he did argue against the maximum wage!!!??? And he had a nice beard.
voiceoftheholte
Don't understand why he would want to go there if he wasn't a nose in the first place. Unless there was no-one else in for him??
Villan444
whvilla, as Craig was born in 1986 and went to my local school I can only presume it was something his Dad sorted out whilst he was just a young kid. He then saw the light and started travelling to Villa games with a group of my pals from the Yardley area. The strange thing with Craig is he always used to get stuck in goal when he played footy over at Queens Park rec across from his house. He was too good for his pals but they didn't know it. But it isn't a****ing competition. I was just making the point that what we see reported in the press is not ususally what is true. Craig actually is a very decent lad who would have stayed at Villa for life if circumstances had been different. Some people deserve bad press and a bit of stick. Craig isn't one of them imho
voiceoftheholte
LOL, VOTH, Craig went to school???????????
Villan444
What's your take on the Gary Gardner situation voiceoftheholte? Do you think that he might be lured over to St Andrews when his current Villa deal is up? Be a great pity if that scenario does indeed happen, as from what I've seen of him to date, prior to the injury, he looks a very capable footballer, one with a very bright future. As for the article Mr Benham sir. Top read. Take a bow.
glensider
By all accounts, Craig Gardner is a decent lad and showed a real passion for the game on Sunday as if he was trying to prove a point. Unfortunately, local lads like Craig, Zat Knight, Lee Hendrie, Luke Moore and acadamy graduates like Ridgewell had to move on for first team football at a club further down the Prem or in the Championship because of the quality brought in to Villa which is pushing the team forward at the moment. If Craig Gardner was bullied by Bluenoses, he's not the first and won't be the last, more's the pity.
Madirish
 

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