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« Reply #525 on: January 13, 2019, 04:25:39 PM »


Just saying about the importance of midfield to any club with Villa falling apart with loss of Grealish.

So no excuse to not play a BALANCED midfield i.e. not too many old men with no pace.

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« Reply #526 on: February 03, 2019, 08:10:18 AM »
Has been poor last 2 games.  Looks to be the one most affected by the absence of Phillips and Barnes.  Has been superb for 2 months but needs to pick up his game.

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« Reply #527 on: February 03, 2019, 08:12:38 AM »
Every player has a bad game now and then no matter who they are. He was well below his best yesterday Barry, but he'll bounce back.

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« Reply #528 on: February 03, 2019, 08:21:49 AM »
But we have tons of options in midfield.  How long do we wait for an upturn?  Plus many midweek games to come.

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« Reply #529 on: February 09, 2019, 07:37:06 PM »
Completely turned his time around here

Keep it up gareth

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« Reply #530 on: February 09, 2019, 07:59:03 PM »
Completely turned his time around here

Keep it up gareth

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« Reply #531 on: February 09, 2019, 08:21:33 PM »
Absolutely baffling that he would get involved in the taxi gate thing at all after a career completely free of any blemish at stain to his name. I’m glad that that one incident hasn’t defined his time with us. I really didn’t think he’d want the hassle of even trying to turn it around but he’s showed again what a great example he can be to our youngsters.

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« Reply #532 on: February 09, 2019, 08:22:50 PM »
I agree i think alot of fans just don't realise what he does for the team, yes he's 38, but its the calming influence, and gives the team a platform to go forward. His positional play, he seems to crop up in the right place at the right time. 

Yes he had a bad game v Boro, but surely everyone is allowed a few in a season. All i know since he came properly into the team and switch to a back 4 weve been alot better.

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« Reply #533 on: February 09, 2019, 08:59:34 PM »
I agree i think alot of fans just don't realise what he does for the team, yes he's 38, but its the calming influence, and gives the team a platform to go forward. His positional play, he seems to crop up in the right place at the right time. 

Yes he had a bad game v Boro, but surely everyone is allowed a few in a season. All i know since he came properly into the team and switch to a back 4 weve been alot better.
I think most fans DO realise what he offers
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« Reply #534 on: February 09, 2019, 09:12:05 PM »
I think most fans DO realise what he offers


Agree, it's a minority who can't identify what he brings to the team, a couple of very strange comments in todays in-game thread.
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« Reply #535 on: February 09, 2019, 09:14:03 PM »
Personally, I’d be offering him a contract extension, even if we do go up, he is class, in spite of his advancing years  :)
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« Reply #536 on: February 09, 2019, 09:36:55 PM »
Head and shoulders our best midfielder. He oozes quality at this level.
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« Reply #537 on: February 09, 2019, 10:01:42 PM »
Absolutely baffling that he would get involved in the taxi gate thing at all after a career completely free of any blemish at stain to his name. I’m glad that that one incident hasn’t defined his time with us. I really didn’t think he’d want the hassle of even trying to turn it around but he’s showed again what a great example he can be to our youngsters.

Whilst we don’t know the full facts of taxi gate the guy has always struck me as a model professional. I once holidayed in the same hotel as him during the summer break and he was in the gym most mornings .There were other pros there at the same time and they all finished years ago .

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« Reply #538 on: February 10, 2019, 10:43:14 AM »
Rolls Royce of a midfielder
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