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Team of the 00's - Central defence


Villa Central Defenders 00's XI  

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  1. 1. Villa Central Defenders 00's XI

    • Ugo Ehiogu
    • Gareth Southgate
    • Alpay
    • Olof Mellberg
    • Ronny Johnsen
    • Liam Ridgewell
    • Martin Laursen
    • Curtis Davies
    • Zat Knight
    • Gary Cahill

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Only 3 months until the end of the year.

Time to pick a best of the 00's Villa XI...

I've come up with a list of whom I believe to be the main candidates.

(The person you pick should ideally be somebody who excelled post 2000, rather than excelled previously and crossed over into post 2000) Worth noting that Ehiogu was with us for 10 months after 2000 and Southgate was with us for 18 months...

So who was our central defender from 2000 to now??


Seems to be the best way to do it without it getting really complicated. If anybody has better suggestions then I will do it....

Poll open for 7 days...

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Laursen.....although what i'd do to make a better vote is.

Have this running for 24 hours, then making another poll but just remove the person with the most votes, therefore everyone then picks a 2nd CB!

If somebody runs away with this poll and it's close for 2nd, then I might have a 24 hour run off between the two that were close for 2nd.

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Southgate was the best player. Southgate and Laursen would be the best pair. Id give Southgate the captains armband too.

I genuinely feel sad that Olof is in third place here. A legend and a better servant to the club that either Southgate (the way he left) or Laursen (always injured) but if the team is assuming peak form and fitness from everybody in it then he has to miss out.

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I voted for Luarsen, but would vote for Mellberg to partner him.

The poll should have just asked who would you like to see alongside Laursen as its pretty obvious he's gonna win this by a mile.

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to me it's all about partnerships and nothing comes close to the Alpay \ Mellberg one that we had

I went for Alpay in the end but really i should have voted for Mellberg

Laursen under DOL was like a giraffe on ice and I wasn't impressed .. his time under MON he got to show his class but despite this I don't think he was as good for Villa at CB as Southgate

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Not much between Laursen and Southgate but I went with the Great Dane only because I think Southgate played with a lot of decent players around him for much of his time at Villa. I genuinely believe Laursen made the difference in some fairly average defensive line ups MON sent out in his first 2 seasons in charge. Here's hoping Dunne can pick up where ML left off back in winter!

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I've gotta say - I am well surprised when the poll came up.

I do not doubt that Martin was the classiest and probably best actually defender we have had since God , but he played less than 100 games for us.

To me, King Olaf gave 100% everything to the club over , what was it - about 7 yrs , could have easily left a sinking ship for a Euro great beforehand (think about it - Juve wanted him at 31 - just imagine who would have had him at 27 if they had the chance) and will forever be a hero to me.

You also have hs hatred to everything Small Heath, the shirt thing,his beard and he was the perfect Villain.

I expected it to be close between King Olaf and Martin the Lionheart - but I didn't expect 15%

Olaf for me

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