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Ashley Young (2007-11)

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no doubt a red card, but then again he just really wanted that ball, and the tackle didnt look too dangerous..

with agbonlahor missing one game aswell, MoN really has to get out there and buy another striker, he should be aware that we do not have many options on the wings and on top if things like this happen.

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Definetely should have been red, it doesnt matter if the game isnt dirty and he isnt tht type of player, the challenge was bad and the referee made the right decision.

Also the player making a meal of it has nothing to do with it, its late, quite high and studs are showing. It was stupid, no need to dive in where he was, stand his ground and force the player to play the ball. He will learn from it though.

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that tackle wasnt as high as everyone says ive seen worse and yellow is all they have got..And a player Making a meal of it Karl makes a hell of a lot of difference

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Its a tough decision and tbh really depends on the mood of the ref, it could of been yellow or red unfortunatley for Young it was a red. Hes gonna miss the next three games and I think we will strugle without him these next few games.

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The rules state you can't tackle with both feet off the floor or two footed so the ref had no choice really.

However it wasn't the worst one ive ever seen but Ashley is young(excuse the pun) and will learn from it.

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The referee put his hand in his pocket before even looking at the player rolling around. A referee should be the one with a suspension if he doesnt send players of for doing tackles like that. Its in the rules a Irish said so he has to go.

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i am sorry, it is a straight red, no question, it matters squat whether it was bad or whether a meal was made of it, Young went in with 2 feet off the ground & studs showing, the ref had no choice.

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ok well it showed on Football first he was booked for sticking up for Ashley . so by the sound of it he is not suspended for the game against Doncaster/Cheltenham

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Aston Villa midfielder Ashley Young to be fined for lunge.

Martin O'Neill, the Aston Villa manager, is expected to fine Ashley Young for his two-footed challenge on Dean Whitehead that led to his sending-off at Sunderland at the weekend.

The 23-year-old winger, who is the Premier League Player of the Month, was given an immediate red card for the foul, the second straight sending-off of his career, and he now faces a fine from his club for poor discipline.

O'Neill has already set a precedent for punishing his players, fining John Carew two weeks' wages when the striker was caught in a strip club the night before the Uefa Cup match against Ajax last October. O'Neill is expected to resort to a similar punishment on this occasion.

The Villa manager has already made it clear that his greatest fears for the second half of the season are injuries and needless suspensions to his key players, saying the loss of either Young or Gabriel Agbonlahor would be "akin to Manchester United losing Cristiano Ronaldo or Wayne Rooney".

The squad is already under strain with Carew out with a back problem, and an injury setback to captain Martin Laursen, who aggravated a knee problem rushing back from injury to appear against West Bromwich Albion last week.

As such, O'Neill will be unimpressed with Young's digression, which means the forward will be suspended for three games, against either Doncaster or Cheltenham, and Portsmouth and Wigan in the League, which could be crucial to his team's aspirations for breaking into the top four this season.

O'Neill made no attempts to downplay the incident. "The last thing I want to do is start defending a sending-off offence that I have no complaints with," O'Neill said, adding that the foul was out of character for Young.

"If I am going to defend him, that is not Ashley. Once you go two-footed like that, it is a sending off.

"The referees have been clamping down and I am right behind them on those incidents even though it affected us," he added. "I am sure I will take some internal discipline."

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Young - I am also to blame

Ashley Young has owned up to being as much to blame as anyone for Villa’s spring slump.

The Villa star, one of the driving forces behind Martin O’Neill’s side’s ascent into the top four of the Premier League, concedes his game has not been up to its usual high standards during their six-game winless streak.

Villa have seen their lead over fifth-placed Arsenal whittled down to just three points after one win in their last five League games and could kick-off against Tottenham on Sunday outside the Champions League qualifying spots.

But Young is confident they can turn it around – and has vowed to become the smiling assassin in their big-four cull.

He said: “The last few games I have felt disappointed with some of the performances I’ve put in. But I love football, I love the game and you will never see me stop smiling.

“The next 10 games are massive.”

Young, who was on target in Villa’s 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture, expects another open game on Sunday – and is confident that will work in Villa’s favour at Villa Park.

He said: “An open game will work to our advantage, especially with the way we counter- attack. When we play on the break we have great pace as a team.”

I like the fact that our guys admit to not having played well its quite refreshing... But lets hope he gets back to playing well asap like Sunday

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Ash Young was class last night, and i think he deserves to be in the England squad. Hopefully next year he can push on and keep his form going all season and maybe get some more goals.

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Why the hell does this player consistantly get overlooked when it comes to poor performances? People are quick to jump on Heskeys back but what about Young? Yes we all know what hes capable of but if hes not performing was is he still seen as the golden boy?

He was poor once again against Hull - Heskey was a much better player than Young yet Heskeys the player who was poor and Young is forgotten all about once again.

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Why the hell does this player consistantly get overlooked when it comes to poor performances? People are quick to jump on Heskeys back but what about Young? Yes we all know what hes capable of but if hes not performing was is he still seen as the golden boy?

He was poor once again against Hull - Heskey was a much better player than Young yet Heskeys the player who was poor and Young is forgotten all about once again.

i disagree stu because, yes i agree ash had a shocking game and he really looks like he is getting a bit big for his boots and an ego is starting to come through the hole ive gotta beat every player on the pitch 20 times and who cares about my derlivery is a joke he needs a kick up the arse!

but stu the difference is ash put in a couple of good passes and a couple of good crosses to redeem himself, that is his job and if something comes of those then he has furfilled his role! where as heskeys job is to score goals and assist gabby and he did neither so he gets the stick!

but i do accept ash was once again very poor and id say needs dropping and bringing down a peg or two!

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Just watching Ashley young take people on ,, beat them and put balls into box which are creating chances , oh I forgot because he won a penalty for his team against us we hate him ,, bit like the thick brummies who hated McLiesh and wanted lambert as manager .

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Just watching Ashley young take people on ,, beat them and put balls into box which are creating chances , oh I forgot because he won a penalty for his team against us we hate him ,, bit like the thick brummies who hated McLiesh and wanted lambert as manager .

Wine going down well tonight, Rawly? ;-)

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It's what I think ,, didn't finish work till gone 4 ,,first glass

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Just watching Ashley young take people on ,, beat them and put balls into box which are creating chances , oh I forgot because he won a penalty for his team against us we hate him ,, bit like the thick brummies who hated McLiesh and wanted lambert as manager .

Loyal?

who wanted Lambert when we beat Norwich at Carrow road?

only asking

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It's what I think ,, didn't finish work till gone 4 ,,first glass

Fair enough. Thought you were fishing again.

Young thought he was Billy Big Bollocks, claiming from day one at Villa that he'd p*ss off to United as soon as possible. Went in the end and got found out.

Yes, we could be doing with him now but that's a sign of the decay at Villa rather than a resounding endorsement of Young's footballing abilities, in my opinion.

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Loyal?

who wanted Lambert when we beat Norwich at Carrow road?

only asking

It was not aimed at anyone specific you stirring git. Lol lol

I spent last night in Brum ,,and I can honestly say broad street if full of strange ones

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Fair enough. Thought you were fishing again.

Young thought he was Billy Big Bollocks, claiming from day one at Villa that he'd p*ss off to United as soon as possible. Went in the end and got found out.

Yes, we could be doing with him now but that's a sign of the decay at Villa rather than a resounding endorsement of Young's footballing abilities, in my opinion.

Can't blame him really . Yes your right Anne , the depths we have sunk to is all a bit embarresing

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Can't blame him really . Yes your right Anne , the depths we have sunk to is all a bit embarresing

It's so bad I am praying a genie pops out of thon founding lamp on Monday night - and one capable of granting more than three wishes at that...

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