Date: 25th June 2018 at 8:00am
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At the tail end of last week, Jon stumbled over a tweet that got him thinking – yes it happens at points as he acknowledges himself!

With Aston Villa suffering Play-Off Final heartbreak against Fulham at Wembley at the end of last season, our failure to go up has already hit us with financial complications on a cash flow front and there is the Financial Fair Play hole still to be dealt with as well. As a consequence of this player sales is an incredibly easy go to for the media and they’ve taken full advantage of that already – especially when it comes to Jack Grealish and him being linked to any club with a decent sized chequebook.

JF picked up on the following tweet.

And it got him thinking about previous departures. As he says above, Dwight Yorke, Gareth Barry and James Milner stood out to him and not only did it create an interesting talking point on our twitter feed, it also made for a Great Forum Thread as people offered up their answers to the question with a healthy dose of nostalgia thrown in.

For me, David Platt skipping out for Italy is probably my first real memory of a player moving on but I’d have to say Mark Bosnich back to Manchester United probably hit home more for me when I was a wee lad than Yorke did. For players since I can see why some have gone whether I liked it or not so I haven’t really had a meltdown over it.

Even given the topic, it still makes for a nice trip down memory lane.

 

One Reply to “The Aston Villa Departures That Left Fans Gutted – Memories Shared What Was Yours”

  • Andy Gray back in the late 70s.. he had been the first real superstar we had for decades. PFA player and young player of the year, a real Icon… But, two years later we were League Champions and then European Championships…so losing your best player isn’t always the end…but I must admit if we lose Grealish it will feel like it

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