Farrrk me! I give up, this gobshite of a manager didn't want the players we signed? If it's true it would explain a lot about the shite he has dished up this season, crap selections, awful substitutions, sulking on the sidelines etc, etc. We are going down under this manager, even though imo the squad is the best we have had since MO'N left the club. Sack him now, even if it's BS because he isn't good enough.
Barry and Downing never played together, and Milner and Good Downing played together for 1 game (the Downing of the 1/2 season after he came back from the broken foot was not worth reminiscing about). People get nostalgic about a Villa midfield that never existed. If we'd had them all at once we'd have cracked the top 4.