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David Beckham: From Hero to Zero

Started on 9 February 2013 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 7 October 2014 by Mr.O
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2013-03-28 23:53#87711 Arvind : Mattia Perrin has a 7.0 rating despite conceding 4 goals. Maybe it was your defense's fault. :P

Perhaps ;)

AVTV Player Report: Adam Campbell



In this new monthly series done by Aston Villa TV, squad players are picked and evaluated by our TV crew.

Adam Campbell has been sensational for Aston Villa after being handed his chances in the first team this season, and despite having two other quality strikers in Carlos Fierro and Theo Walcott to compete with for the lone striker role, he has starred and scored 6 goals in 8 league appearances to give David Beckham some food for thought. But was his Aston Villa career always this successful?


Campbell joined Aston Villa in 2012 after a promising youth career with Newcastle, and bizarrely, Beckham was willing to hand in Charles N'Zogbia to the Toon in a seemingly very one-sided exchange deal. Such was his faith in the then 17-year-old.

Campbell made one appearance for the senior team, his Villa and Premier League debut, but failed to impress and was send down to the Under-18s and the Reserves. In youth levels, he was a magnificent striker for the Under-18s, and his goals helped them to the English Under-18s Group One title, Campbell's first medal.


He continued banging in goals for the Under-18s and Reserves but was soon sent out on loan to rivals Birmingham in January. He scored 5 goals in 12 appearances for the Blues. Next season, he was farmed out on loan again, this time to Ipswich, where he scored only 13 goals in 34 appearances in the Championship.

His unsuccessful loan spells did not prompt Beckham to lose his faith, and Campbell, at the age of 20, returned to the senior team, playing his first Premier League game in three years against Tottenham in a spirited 2-2 draw. Brought on at half-time when the team was down 2-0, Campbell scored the two vital goals that secured Villa the point.

His European debut against Girondins Bordeaux saw Campbell bag a brace as Villa won three points in a 3-0 win against the Ligue 1 side. Just three days later, he bagged another brace in a 2-0 win against Fulham.

The Newcastle-born teen now has 6 goals in 8 league appearances and 8 goals in 10 appearances in all competitions.

We were not convinced before, but Adam Campbell is a legend in the making.
Nice little update, hopefully the youngster can become top class for you :D
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2013-03-29 10:18#87857 neal09 : Nice little update, hopefully the youngster can become top class for you :D

He definitely will :P
You have stories, and you have Glenn..

I'll just make a comment about his whole story. Page 10? ahh, last 5 updates. Page 13? page 16???? 19?! 22??!!?? 25?!?!?!? 28, dafuq? 31st page? Damned.

You have more endurance than an ADHD-kid which just has finished a tray of Monster Energy
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2013-03-29 10:35#87867 Michael : You have stories, and you have Glenn..

I'll just make a comment about his whole story. Page 10? ahh, last 5 updates. Page 13? page 16???? 19?! 22??!!?? 25?!?!?!? 28, dafuq? 31st page? Damned.

You have more endurance than an ADHD-kid which just has finished a tray of Monster Energy

Lmao. Thanks Mike :D

November: Consistency

Aston Villa have kept their consistency and their form in the league remains strong, aside from an unlucky 1-0 loss to Manchester United. As of that last match with United, there have been three consecutive Aston Villa-Man United matches with a result of 1-0 to the Red Devils. It seems his former club is David Beckham's 'boogie team'. United aside, Villa have done well in the league and also progress to the Semi-Finals of the Capital One Cup after beating Queens Park Rangers and former youth player Marc Albrighton.





Aston Villa 3 - 2 West Bromwich
Fierro
Fierro
Hughes

Aston Villa 0 - 1 Man Utd

Liverpool 3 - 3 Aston Villa
Campbell
Walcott
Campbell

Aston Villa 0 - 0 Stoke

Newcastle 0 - 1 Aston Villa
Nem


Capital One Cup Quarter Final
QPR 1 - 2 Aston Villa
Mattheus
Mattheus




Europa League
Aston Villa 6 - 4 Sheriff
Hughes
Nem
Gardner
Fierro
Kaka
Fierro

Aston Villa's Will Hughes has won the Young Player of the Month award YET AGAIN, and Carlos Fierro and Doria both come 2nd and 3rd place. Domination from the Villa youngsters.
Nice results mate, unlucky against Man U. Keep pushing for Europe, mate. Also, your young players are absolutely amazing :D
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Great results Glenn, I'm loving this story and I'm amazed at how far you've brought V0lla in such a short time. Keep up the great work and maybe you can go far in the Europa League. Maybe you can even grab another Story of the Month ;)
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AVTV Interviews: The Mexican Sensation

Mexican sensation Carlos Fierro was brought in after scoring 28 goals to break into the Chivas first team last season, and he has not disappointed, scoring a healthy 4 goals in 9 Premier League appearances for the Villans so far. Here, we interview our summer signing.


So, Carlos, how have you settled in so far?

Carlos Fierro: Grande. Muchos de los muchachos aquí puedo hablar español así que aprecian la posibilidad de hablar con al menos una cuarta parte de la plantilla! (Great. A lot of the lads here can speak Spanish so I appreciate being able to talk to at least a quarter of the squad!)

Who is your favorite footballer in the entire world?

Carlos Fierro: Algunos dirán que Messi o Cristiano Ronaldo, pero el mío es definitivamente el legendario Chicharito, Javier Hernández. (Some will say Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo, but mine is definitely the legendary Chicharito, Javier Hernandez.)

You do know that Chicharito has played for Aston Villa before?

Carlos Fierro: ¡Sí! Yo lo siguen mucho. Él juega para Juventus ahora, ¿verdad? Es una lástima que su carrera en el Manchester United no dio resultado. (Yes! I follow him a lot. He plays for Juventus now, doesn't he? It is a pity his career at Manchester United didn't work out.)

How does it feel to be a part of the Aston Villa squad?

Carlos Fierro: Es impresionante. Soy el único mexicano muchacho pero todo el mundo me trata como si fuera de la familia, incluso a las personas que no hablan español. (It's awesome. I'm the only Mexican lad but everyone treats me like family, even the people who don't speak Spanish.)

How is it like making the big step-up from the Mexican league to the Premier League?

Carlos Fierro: Fue un poco de miedo en mis primeros partidos, pero estoy poco a poco se acostumbra a él. (It was a little scary in my first few games, but I'm gradually getting used to it.)

How is the league in Mexico different from the Premier League?

Carlos Fierro: Los muchachos aquí en Inglaterra son mucho más dura, mucho más físico, y definitivamente no es tan fácil como lo era cuando jugaba para Chivas. Pero es un gran reto y doy la bienvenida a los desafíos. (The boys here in England are a lot tougher, a lot more physical, and it's definitely not as easy as it was back when I played for Chivas. But it's a great challenge and I welcome challenges.)

Can you share with us a dressing room secret?

Carlos Fierro: Hahahaha, ¿qué quieres decir con eso? (Hahahaha, what do you mean by that?)

For example, who takes the longest time in the shower?

Carlos Fierro: Hahaha! Sin duda nuestro propio capitán! Ciaran tarda mucho tiempo! (Hahaha! Definitely our captain himself! Ciaran takes a long time!)

Who has the worst fashion sense in the squad?

Carlos Fierro: Esa es una pregunta difícil! Haha! Yo creo que tiene que ser Kolo, Kolo Touré! (That's a hard one! Haha! I think it has to be Kolo, Kolo Toure!)

Are you excited about the future, with the way Aston Villa have been performing in the league?

Carlos Fierro: Sí, por supuesto. El director ha estado hablando acerca de ganar copas esta temporada y creo que eso no es una meta realista. Ganamos la Copa de Inglaterra y llegó a la Capital One Cup la pasada temporada final, cuando yo no estaba. Ahora estoy de vuelta, así que sin duda va a ganar los dos. Haha! (Yes, of course. The manager has been talking about winning cups this season and I think that's not an unrealistic goal. We won the FA Cup and got to the Capital One Cup Final last season when I wasn't around. Now I'm around, so we'll definitely win both. Haha!)
2013-03-29 11:01#87872 neal09 : Nice results mate, unlucky against Man U. Keep pushing for Europe, mate. Also, your young players are absolutely amazing :D

I know, they are bloody class! :P

2013-03-29 11:15#87873 The Madridista : Great results Glenn, I'm loving this story and I'm amazed at how far you've brought V0lla in such a short time. Keep up the great work and maybe you can go far in the Europa League. Maybe you can even grab another Story of the Month ;)

I'm aiming for a nomination for Story of the Year too. ;) Thanks for the awesome comment.
Nice interview, it's pretty legit how you have the Spanish haha
2013-03-29 11:30#87876 neal09 : Nice interview, it's pretty legit how you have the Spanish haha

If you go some pages back, I've interviewed players who use the Portuguese and Italian language before :P Definitely legit.
2013-03-28 22:31#87877 Glenn T :
2013-03-29 11:30#87876 neal09 : Nice interview, it's pretty legit how you have the Spanish haha

If you go some pages back, I've interviewed players who use the Portuguese and Italian language before :P Definitely legit.

Yes I saw that as well haha. If only it wasn't Google Translate :P
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2013-03-29 11:42#87880 neal09 :
2013-03-28 22:31#87877 Glenn T :
2013-03-29 11:30#87876 neal09 : Nice interview, it's pretty legit how you have the Spanish haha

If you go some pages back, I've interviewed players who use the Portuguese and Italian language before :P Definitely legit.

Yes I saw that as well haha. If only it wasn't Google Translate :P

Well, I definitely can't speak Spanish :))

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