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Ashley Young: Redux


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6 minutes ago, GarethRDR said:

Thought exercise for the jilted lovers people airing their legitimate gripes;

  • Your team currently has only 2 senior full-backs, having released 2 of the squad's "older heads" in said position (the left-sided of which was - regardless of age - arguably not good enough for the club's current level).
  • Your squad is the youngest on average in the league.
  • One of your left-sided senior wingers is currently injured for an undetermined (but estimated to be lengthy) spell which required surgery.
  • You have the opportunity to sign a player whom;
    • knows the club, having enjoyed a highly successful previous stint.
    • has a wealth of experience competing at the highest levels of club competition, having won (amongst others); the domestic league, both domestic trophies and a European trophy.
    • provides cover down the entirety of the left-flank.
    • represents a threat from dead-ball scenarios not currently present in the squad (save for one player who is less likely to make the starting line-up and may ultimately be sold).
    • demonstrably still has something to offer, having just won Serie A.
    • is available on a free transfer.

Ask yourself; would this be a good signing?  If it's not Ashley Young, if that dive wasn't part of this equation at all, would this be a good signing?

I can't really disagree with any of this, in my defence I've never mentioned his dive. Diving when he played for Villa used to annoy me more.

In the end, this is a forum for opinions and like arse holes we all have one (unless you have a colostomy bag). Whilst I don't agree with his signing he will have my support whilst he wears the shirt.

 

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6 minutes ago, DCJonah said:

Stunned. Absolutely stunned by some of the ridiculous comments in here. 

I am not. We could sign Ronaldo next and be similar complaints

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1 minute ago, Talldarkandransome said:

I meant the old git we had years ago, old French bloke I think Houlier signed

Robert Pires? Come on, he was bad for us but to remember that much about him but not his name when he's one of the best players the Prem has had is a bit of a stretch

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14 minutes ago, Talldarkandransome said:

You've forgot that French bloke whose name escapes me. 

Like I said, experience aside it just doesn't get me going. It is only one year though so I won't let it ruin what is a very exciting time for Villa

Ah yeah, Pires. Sorry thought you meant currently in our squad. Been a long day...

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2 minutes ago, Talldarkandransome said:

for opinions and like arse holes

Yes like opinions are like arseholes, but opinions unlike arseholes should be taken out and examined. Apologies to Tim Minchin

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Good to see him back and also makes me a little sad. Remember going crazy when he scored that last minute winner vs Everton and then when he left, the decline started and I became more apathetic about Villa. 

My life has had a few ups and downs since too. 

I hope this is the continuation of Villa's rise.

Welcome back Ash

 

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31 minutes ago, The Fun Factory said:

Young didn't mentioned/wasn't asked about Eriksen in the interview. That makes me think maybe this was done  a couple of days ago as Ash is on his holibobs?

The pictures of him at VP, the sky is cloudy. Like it was today. Last few days its been blue skies around here. 

I reckon it was today. Although i'm no Columbo.

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1 minute ago, Xela said:

The pictures of him at VP, the sky is cloudy. Like it was today. Last few days its been blue skies around here. 

I reckon it was today. Although i'm no Columbo.

He's our next signing, at least we'll know what his gonna do

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Interesting how he said he feels fitter than ever due to Conte’s emphasis on wing backs being able to get up and down the pitch.  He can play in a number of positions too. The more I think about it the more I think this is a great piece of business. 
 

Also like how once again it came out the blue!

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This is a great move by the club. Young was brilliant for us when first here. Yes, he won't be the same player but what he will have lost in pace he will have made up for in nous, adaptability and, winning mentality. 

What a greatly experienced player to have on the books for the next season. 

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6 minutes ago, Keyblade said:

I like how we were complaining about set pieces and then we went and signed Buendia and Young. 

Do you know what really winds me up?  Not winning the league at a canter.

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Something i find interesting watching the highlights of his season at Inter, is he really got stuck in physically, throwing tackles all over the place.

I think he will have a lot to offer.

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