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Luke Young to Liverpool?

Luke Young to Liverpool?

Following the win against Walsall last night, Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill revealed Luke Young was mulling over a contract offer at another club, widely believed to be Liverpool.

In what was quite possibly the most baffling story in the villa season, clumsy Carlos Cuellar found himself as first choice right back ahead of one of the most consistant full backs in the history of the Premiership.

Almost every fan was screaming out for Luke Young to be reinstalled as right back last season, but O'Neill would not budge.

He did however decide to give Luke Young one chance though. That being at Stamford Bridge against league leaders Chelsea............ The conspiracy theorists loved it, as Villa were hammered 7-1 and it provided O'Neill with the evidence, if needed that Cuellar is the better full back.

I for one wish Luke Young all the best, the way he has been treated has been appalling, granted he has been on a high wage but unlike some at the club (and also footballers in general) he just seems to want to play football and he is by far the best full back at the club nevermind right back. Its going to be a big loss for us in a way but the fact is that he like a few others finds himself on Martin O'Neill's black list, so why should he stay?

Good luck Luke, you will be missed.

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Writer:Dan Jones
Date:Wednesday July 28 2010
Time: 9:34AM

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Good news for Villa as we look to move our fringe players out of the squad. Personally I think LYoung is a good player so in that respect I'll be sad to see him leave, however, I think he must have done something bad to have fallen out with MON. It would make no sense for MON to alienate a good player so LY must have been the antagonist in which case it would have been he who has treated Villa badly and not the other way around. Let's hope this goes through quickly so we can draw a line under this chapter. At the end of the day our defense has improved without him. Lets hope MON can address our MF and front line this window.
RoyalVilla
28/07/2010 10:10:00
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RoyalVilla, much of what our manager does makes no sense. Too many Villa fans credit him with far too much rationality. Gordonslefstfoot, you have to remember that other clubs are happy to rotate their squad. Luke Young is, therefore, an extremely valuable player, as he is capable of playing well in both full back positions. Perhaps he won't be first choice at Liverpool (even if he is a better player than Johnson), but he will get plenty of football.
Albarnista
28/07/2010 10:18:00
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I reckon O'Neill moves in mysterious ways because he idolises Clough. Trouble is, (1) O'Neill doesn't have a Peter Taylor and (2) the game has moved on. Ferguson, Wenger, Hodgson and, heaven forgive me, Rednapp, are 21st century managers. None have had obscene amounts of money to work with over the years. In my lowly opinion O'Neill has the potential to be a great manager if he is prepared to learn and change.
144wittonlane
28/07/2010 10:19:00
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Albarnista + 144wittonlane - Do you guys have the inside track as to why LY and MON have fallen out? I think it's disingenuous to say MON is 'irrational' though I'd agree he is somewhat enigmatic. He's intelligent and highly ambitious as is Lerner. I can't believe he makes major decision without thinking about them deeply. Just because the fans don't always understand this doesn't make it wrong. One thing you don't get from MON is him trash talking players in the press. It would be interesting to know what's really happened between him and LY. Maybe we'll find out his move?
RoyalVilla
28/07/2010 10:50:00
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Royal Villa: to borrow from Brian Clough, I'm sure O'Neill thinks about it very deeply, listens to the player and others around him, then decides he was right ;-) I don't have any inside track, as I said 'lowly opinion'. I'd love there to be a plan. If there is, no one understands it or has even the slightest clue other than MON.
144wittonlane
28/07/2010 11:32:00
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Luke was a bit unlucky that the game he got back into the team for was the 7-1 at Chelsea; don't think he started again after that. He's been a very consistently good player, though if for whatever reason he's not playing it makes sense all round for him to move on. Liverpool are gonna get themselves a very decent player on the cheap
SchoolBoyError
28/07/2010 11:58:00
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Who will be in Mons bad books this season ???
Doug4ever
28/07/2010 12:18:00
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Luke Young is an OK full back and will be remembered as being far better than that by many because our manager didn't play him.
pongo wearing
28/07/2010 13:35:00
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It's a shame we can't hang onto these type of players and get some rotation going! the 7-1 was an abberation, and certainly shouldn't be attributed to L Young. I think Chelsea only had about 12 shots all game, just so happened that every one of them arcd to the bottom corner lol. Will be a sad day to see L Young go :/
thorpyuk
29/07/2010 08:41:00
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