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It Was Always Villa Says Gardner

Some fans have muttered that Craig Gardner is a blue nose. The same sort of accusation thrust on Lee Hendrie despite the fact Hendrie wears his Villa badge with pride!

However it seems Gardner, who put pen-to-paper (and then wiggled it about a bit to make a signature one would assume) on a new three-and-a-half year contract this week, has put pay to any blue nose suggestions early on in his claret and blue career!

The 19-year-old midfielder, who could be part of the starting line up on Saturday with McCann suspended and Milner unavailable, explained that he turned down Birmingham City as a school boy.

He told the official site:

'I'm just delighted. Playing for Villa is something I've always wanted to do, so hopefully with this contract signed, I can live my dream. All the lads I went to school with are Villa fans and when I speak to them, I can't believe that I'm here and this is my job. Sometimes I have to pinch myself. When I was Under-15s or Under-16s I was on trial at Villa and Blues. They just wanted to have a look at me, but it was always Villa.'

It was always Villa. Doesn't sound much like a blue nose to me!

'You have to look around and see what other clubs are like, but in the back of my mind it was always Villa. I know I made the right decision.'






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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday February 8 2006

Time: 4:17PM

Your Comments

I'm glad he came out with this because there are a few people in and around the club who keep giving Hendrie grief (witness Walsall away) because of his families Blose connections. I wouldn't have like the lad to have had to have endured the same.
BEEFY
I'm glad he came out with this because there are a few people in and around the club who keep giving Hendrie grief (witness Walsall away) because of his families Blose connections. I wouldn't have like the lad to have had to have endured the same.
BEEFY
If anyone saw how he celebrated his goal against the noses for the reserves they would realise he is claret n blue
dannydeeavfc
If anyone saw how he celebrated his goal against the noses for the reserves they would realise he is claret n blue
dannydeeavfc
Good to see a bit of loyalty in the game for a change!
simmy8_2000
Good to see a bit of loyalty in the game for a change!
simmy8_2000
 

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