Local newspaper the Birmingham Mail has revealed its Aston Villa ‘team of the decade’ this week.
The team was put together by journalist Mat Kendrick, with the help of supporters who had given their opinions on who should be included on Twitter.
It has actually not been the best period for Aston Villa, who in the last 10 years suffered relegation to the Championship and played in the second tier for three seasons (Transfermarkt).
Therefore picking players deemed to have been the ‘best’ of the decade would have been no easy task, however they have managed to put one together.
Brad Friedel was selected as the goalkeeper, with James Chester, John Terry and Tyrone Mings all in there as centre-backs.
They then picked a midfield five which featured two current players in Jack Grealish and John McGinn, whilst former favourites Ashley Young, James Milner and Stiliyan Petrov also made the cut.
Two strikers were selected, Christian Benteke was one of those after excelling at Villa Park before leaving to join Liverpool, whilst Tammy Abraham who spent one season on loan with the club was also included.
Fans have been having their say on the team after it was posted on Twitter recently. Several have suggested other players who they feel have been harshly left out, here is who they believe should have been in…
Alexander tonev robbed
— James Plant (@JamesPlant4) November 18, 2019
Gabby ahead of Tammy surely
— Aaron (@Yung_A_G) November 18, 2019
Richard Dunne should be in all day
— B (@BrianMcDermott6) November 18, 2019
John Carew instead of Tammy
— lee wainwright (@daddywicka) November 18, 2019
Albrighton over someone, can not figure out who, surely.
— Tom (@tomobiwan06) November 18, 2019
Could possibly have Vlaar over JT. Captain and very consistent performer during his time. He was a big part in getting us to the FA Cup final. Plus made it to the semi finals of the world cup whilst at the club
— Matt Schwab (@mattyschwab) November 18, 2019
Harsh on Stuart Downing
— Nick Lee (@skipnicklee) November 18, 2019
Aston Villa fans, who do you think should have been included in this Team of the Decade? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below…
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