Garth Crooks (never thought I’d be writing his name on here) has selected Ciaran Clark and Barry Bannan in his BBC Team of the Week following their performances against Sunderland.
He even had a nice barb against Gobby Savage…
Crook’s Team of the Week was made up of:
Ruddy, Whittacker, Cahill, Clark, Evra, Fellaini, Bannan, Noble, Van Persie, Odemwingie.
‘I had to look twice to work out exactly which player made a crucial tackle on Sunderland’s Sessegnon inside the 18 yard box during the first half of Villa’s match against Sunderland. It was Ciaran Clark and, in doing so, he saved what would have been a certain goal. Villa went on to keep a clean sheet and produced their best performance of the season.’
As for wee Barry, he added:
‘Robbie Savage must be quaking in his boots! He has staked his reputation on Villa going down, but looking at them against Sunderland on Saturday even he must recognise that Paul Lambert has got his boys and, in particular, Barry Bannan, playing with spirit and commitment. Even Alan Hansen backtracked from his previous week’s onslaught. There might be a few more backtracking about Villa before the season is out.’
Forum Thread for Team of the Week.
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