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“Shame” “Wow” “Lost My Head” – These Fans React To Friday’s Announcement From Villa

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Following the end of another successful campaign for Aston Villa, the end of a season means decisions have to be made when it comes to the futures of those youngsters who are hoping to continue their development with us. Earlier today the club confirmed the retained and released list for the Academy.

Many Villa fans will know some of these names quite well following the very young squad we put out against Liverpool in the FA Cup earlier in the season, and of course, this group also includes our winning FA Youth Cup lads.

Nine players have been retained for the 2021/22 campaign – Mungo Bridge, Hayden Lindley, Filip Marschall, Akos Onodi, Arjan Raikhy, DJ Sturridge, Mamadou Sylla, Tyreik Wright and Brad Young.

Other members of the FA Youth Cup group and wider Academy players have also been retained as they were already under contract for the coming year.

It does mean we say goodbye to – Lewis Brunt, Brad Burton, Jack Clarke, Charlie Farr, Ben Guy, Callum Rowe, Harrison Sohna, Michael Tait and Jake Walker – and I’m sure everyone joins me in wishing each of them well for their futures.

For those who follow the youngsters, I imagine the surprising names to be released are Charlie Farr, Callum Rowe and Harrison Sohna in the main, so plenty will follow them with interest as we see where they all end up.

Aims For 2021/22

Consolidate Midtable Finish

Minimum Top Half Finish

Minimum Top Half Finish

Got To Be Europe

Got To Be Europe

Midtable But A Cup

Midtable But A Cup

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