Date: 14th December 2007 at 3:38pm
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Former Villa hero, turned Villan, Dwight Yorke says he has ‘affection’ for Villa. Shame he didn’t show it on the pitch in his last few games when he all but gave up in order to earn his move to Manchester United then!

Yorke, a Holte end hero for so long, told the Echo:

‘I have great affection for Aston Villa and admiration for them and I always look out for their result at the weekend to see how they’ve done. I was there from 1989-98 which were successful years for the club and it was the platform for me moving on to Manchester United as a result. I have some great friends in that neck of the woods, people who are great Villa fans and I’m sure they’ll be hoping I’m not playing. But I think they’ll also appreciate how important the game is to me and to Sunderland and they’ll accept that I want to do my level best for Sunderland this weekend in beating Villa.’

Wonder if he is taking a video of it? ;-))

Yorke says Sunderland need to be wary of Villa despite our loss v Pompey because we have ‘plenty of matchwinners’.

Adding, ‘It’s my old team, which adds a bit of a twist to it and I want to do well against them and get something from them come Saturday. I want to play against them but then I want to play in every game and I wasn’t happy in terms of not playing last week. I don’t think the manager expected me to be. But he has to do a job, he has to pick the team and we all have to respect that, even if we’re not happy at not playing.’

Used to love the song for Yorkie boy. ‘Its up to you, Dwight Yorke, Dwight Yorke’ with the whole Holte end roaring it out!


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