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Luke Young Diggin The Hokey-Cokey

Luke Young has praised the impact this season of Nigel Hokey-Cokey especially as he believes Villa are a tighter unit with him in the team.

Speaking on the Official Site as our resurgent right back echoed Richard Dunne's desire for cleaner sheets, he also added some glowing praise for Nige as he believes the best teams defend as an XI as opposed to relying just on the back 4 and the goalie.

'We've seen slowly that we're now more of a solid unit since the new manager has come in. Nigel has done a great job for us, sitting in there, and giving us a bit more of a base.'

Like Dunne, Luke knows if the defence can keep it tight then it puts us in with a great shot of taking all 3 points.

'It's think it's only away from home that we've conceded goals really, if you keep a clean sheet you've got a great chance of winning games.'

Young also adds that it's about balance, pointing to those sides who remain negative throughout in order to secure a clean sheet whereas he thinks in previous years we've been a little too 'gung ho' in going forward, especially away from home and it's bitten us on the rear.

Be interesting to see how many agree with the final comment about being too gung ho, as I've never really thought that. Three or four players running as quickly as they can towards the other goal whilst everybody else sits back isn't quite my definition of gung ho but maybe it's just me?

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 13 2010

Time: 4:07PM

Your Comments

Mmmm, I like it. But not sure about the gung ho comment.
Revdpete
Young isn't the brightest bulb in the box. He probably got his words mixed up and was looking for ROUTE ONE, same number of syllables.
judge
I agree - can't really think of too many instances last year, where we appeared to play "gung ho" ......... Turgid b*ll*x, or hoof-ball maybe..... Maybe Luke shouldn't be the player selected for pieces on the official site unless he can remember the script better ......
victort
Like Mr Young, I too have been impressed with the way the season has started for NRC. However, whatever the politics were of him not being in the side under the previous manager, he now has to reach a level of consistency that merits his regular inclusion. If he achieves that goal, we may well see a restructured and more cultured midfield playing the type of possession football that Mr Houllier is advocating.
AVFCinOz
 

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