Gabriel Agbonlahor Failed To End Career On A High?

Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor is set to end his stay at the club at the end of the season. The 31-year old forward is expected to see off his contract this summer and the club has decided not to renew it, bringing to an end a 17-year partnership.

Agbonlahor might not be leaving on a high but he remains a legend and high on the fans of the club. He has made 340 starts for the club and a further 51 from the bench, scoring as much as 87 goals during his stay at the club. The English star made the headlines from 2005 until 2010. He went on loan to Watford and Sheffield Wednesday but then returned to the club to contribute his quota. He combined well with Juan Pablo Angel and Luke Moore.

He was also a key part of triumvirate attack that included now Man United fullback Ashley Young and John Carew. He steadily increased his goals’ tally from 10 in 2006 to his career best of 16 a season at the end of the 2009/10. His strong form helped him make the senior team of England in late 2008, with top sides seeking his signature.

Agbonlahor scored some important goals for Villa. He was on target when Villa defeated Man United for the first time in December 2009. He was also the lead attacker as they crushed the other club in Manchester about a year earlier. He produced great performances against Arsenal and Chelsea around that time as well.

However, after the exit of Martin O’Neill, under whose management he really flourished, Gabby’s performances started to fluctuate when Gerard Houllier started calling the shots in 2010. From there on, even with new managers his performances became more of average. Then there were the issues with Remi Garde and then his fitness issues. He had to resign his captaincy and his descent from then on is well-documented.

Obviously he failed to end his career on a high that is if it has really ended, amid talks of the Major League Soccer. Many would insist that he remains a legend at Villa for his loyalty at least. Some others would quickly point to his complacency in the last few years.

AGBONLAHOR FREE TO SPEAK TO OTHER CLUBS

Aston Villa legend Gabriel Agbonlahor has not featured for the club since the beginning of September in the game against Brentford. The striker has only just returned to full training recently after three months on the sidelines due to calf injury.

Coach Steve Bruce hopes the star returns to action this festive season to help out. The club is without Jonathan Kodija, who has been sidelined for the rest of the season due to ankle issues. Rushian Hepburn-Murphy and Scott Hogan are also sidelined due to knee and stomach issues respectively.
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BRUCE OPENS UP ON AGBONLAHOR AND ONOMAH’S INJURIES

Aston Villa boss Steve Bruce has opened up on the injuries of Gabriel Agbonlahor and Josh Onomah after the victory against Norwich City at Villa Park.


The coach says Gabby missed the game due to back problem he is battling.

Gabby missed the 4-2 win over the Canaries as Keinan Davis stepped up for the start. The 19-year old striker was impressive in the role. Aside Agbonlahor, Scott Hogan missed the game as he was fully recovered from his ankle problem. He was placed on the sub list though. Mile Jedinak also missed out after complains of feeling sore upon return to training. Onomah featured in the game but was pulled out after a head injury.

“Hogan wasn’t fit enough to start and Gabby had a bit of twinge in his back. Josh has got a head injury, we don’t know how bad he is but that was a bit disappointing. Mike was close but was sore yesterday with the work we’ve put into him, so we’ll see how he is in the week,” the manager said.

The victory comes after a 2-1 loss to Reading a week earlier. The team was brilliant against City as they won their first Championship game of the season. ConorHourihane grabbed a hat trick, netting in the 22nd minute before adding two in the second half. Andre Green was also on target, grabbing a goal late in the first half. Josh Murphy and Nelson Oliveiria scored the goals for the visitors.

Hourihane scored the consolation when they played guests at Reading the week before. He combined with Agbonlahor for that goal and would be pleased to have impressed in the veteran’s absence.

Gabby Agbonlahor ready for new season

Gabby Agbonlahor said that he is ready for the new season and that he is working hard in training.


He said that he is excited about the new season and that he is desperate to help Villa win promotion back to the Premier League.

Gabby Agbonlahor said that last season was quite difficult for him as he was frozen out of the team at the start of the season. Indeed Roberto di Matteo did not allow the player to play for the team and he was only reinstated in the team when Steve Bruce took control of the team.

He said that he made the most of the few minutes that he had in the team and that he is looking for something different this season. He believes that he is in good form and that he can help the team score some important goals.

This would be the 12th year that Gabby Agbonlahor will be spending at the club, and he would want it to be quite memorable. He said that there is a good atmosphere in the team and that each player is looking forward for the new season.

He said that the signing of a quality player such as John Terry has brought excitement around the team and that they cannot wait for the new season to start. He said that there is a good mixture of young and old players in the team and this could allow them to last the whole campaign.

He admitted that his fitness level was not quite good last season due to the fact that he did not get enough playing time in the team but he wants to make it differently this season.

Gabby Agbonlahor said that he has early and that he has started working on his fitness level so as to be ready for the new season.

Gabriel Agbonlahor wants to continue performing for Aston Villa

In recent years, Gabriel Agbonlahor has failed to score goals on a consistent basis for Aston Villa.


The English attacker has managed to get plenty of time in the pitch as a member of the 1st team but despite the plethora of minutes that Agbonlahor is and has been getting in Aston Villa; he has not been able to prove his worth in the battle field.

The veteran English forward has recently even gone through a goal drought which extends for over 1 year but during Aston Villa’s English Championship League match against Birmingham City which was played on April 23 of 2017, Agbonlahor was the only player who scored a goal in this game as he ended his dry spell of goals.

This goal that Gabriel Agbonlahor does not really make an impact to Aston Villa as they are safely above the relegation zone and reaching a promotion spot is already out of their realm of possibility, so this goal and victory does not have any significant influence towards the end of the season for Aston Villa but nonetheless, it still was hugely symbolic for Agbonlahor as he even went on to his social media instagram account and said:

“On a personal note it’s been a bad few years for me on the pitch but I’m only looking forward now to many more games for this great club’’

‘’P.s Sunday was my favorite goal in all my derby games.”

Gabriel Agbonlahor was recently being linked with a potential move to another club, rumors were suggesting that the 30 year old attacker could be interested or that he was thinking about making a move to the MLS but with this message that Agbonlahor released on his social media account, it seems like he wants Free Bets Now to continue performing for Aston Villa.

HUTTON: AGBONLAHOR IS SPRINT KING AT VILLA

Many would not agree that Alan Hutton is the fastest player at Aston Villa after a report named him as such; the player has given the tag to former skipper Gabriel Agbonlahor.


Wingers Andre Green and Albert Adomah come close as the fastest players at the club, ahead of the aging Scot.
When asked, Hutton pointed fingers at Agbonlahor.

“Gabby. He’s still got that five or ten yards burst of pace. Definitely him,” Hutton said without hesitation.
The player is recovering fast. He sent messages to the fans through his Instagram handle.

“When they think ur finished but you come back fighting. Last stage of rehab nearly done see u soon,” the veteran striker posted with a picture of himself at Bodymoor Heath alongside his teammates.

The player sustained the injury during a training session ahead of the Nottingham Forest match. He has been working hard at regaining full fitness.

“Gabby has a bad one, just as he was getting back to being Gabby, he has suffered this injury. His hamstring has gone and it’s a shame for him. I was really pleased with how he had played against Preston North End,” Coach Steve Bruce said.

The soccer legend is yet to score since February last year when he grabbed a goal in the 2-0 victory over Norwich. Many have asked that the player retire from the game but he has been working hard at reclaiming his past glory so he can exit on a high. The 30-year old has played his entire career at Aston Villa. He has had loan spells at Watford and Sheffield Wednesday in the2005/06 season but has remained with the club all through, despite big opportunities when he was in his prime.

MILE JEDINAK PRODUCES BATTLING BUT FLAWED DISPLAY

Despite a battling but flawed display by Mile Jedinak, Aston Villa’s ace man, they could not head on to win and stop their defeat by Norwich.


The two teams last season, had been relegated from the Premier League in the previous season, and have found it quite tough, since their slip down into the Championship.

However, the Canaries emerged as the victors in the recent game, coming off with a 1-0 win over their opponents, by a goal scored by Nelson Oliveira. The likes of Gabriel Agbonlahor, had been unsurprisingly turgid in the game.

However, one player who performed exceptionally well, and kept on battling till the game came to an end was Mile Jedinak, an Australian International, who recently moved in the summer from Crystal Place.

In the defensive aspect of the game, Jedinak performed creditably well and was able to produce a committed display.

He was so exceptional that he was able to handle seven interceptions, while winning four tackles and making a total of six clearances. In each of these, he had done more than any of the other midfielders on the pitch ever did. Also, he was able to block two efforts sent in by Norwich that was clearly bound for the goal.

However, one flaw in his performance, was in possession. Jedinak was only able to complete 54 percent of his passes, making him the lowest out of all players in Aston Villa’s outfield.

He however, should be commended for his input in the game. Compared to fellow team mate, Ashley Westwood who completed a total of 85 percent but could only attempt 21, in 90 minutes, he had done quite well.

Even though Aston Vila could not go on to win, he has drawn quite some attention to himself.

TRAORE AND AGBONLAHOR EXIT ASTON VILLA

Roberto Martinez is looking to further cull his team currently playing in the English Championship, after their relegation from top flight football.

The £7 million addition from Barcelona Adama Traore is set to join former long term skipper Gabriel Agbonlahor as they exit the club this summer.

Agbonlahor used to be the star of the team, having played for no other club despite the offers then. His form deteriorated to an unacceptable level, and his off-the-field issues hastened his downfall. He remains Villa’s highest goal scorer with the 73 goals in 322 games record. He couldn’t help the team when they really needed him last term, scoring only one goal. His current deal runs till 2018 but the club is willing to allow a free transfer after coach Roberto Di Matteo told him he was not part of the season’s plans. True to his word, he was excluded from the list that lost to Sheffield Wednesday in the season opener.

Agbonlahor said his goodbye through his social media account when he posted: “Thank u [you] for all your support but sometimes good things come to an end.” Following the Chinese takeover, Agbonlahor would be off the club’s books, with the club making additions. Chelsea’s Patrick Bamford and Huddersfield player Nahki Wells are said to be the top of Di Matteo’s list.

Aside the positions in the front, Villa are reported to be willing to splash £3 million to get Spurs defender DeAndre Yedlin. The club made him the next likely target as they continue work on getting Leicester City’s Ritchie De Laet before the transfer window closes. 23-year old Yedlin is set to leave White Hart Lane this season, leaving Villa to take advantage. West Brom defender James Chester is one the radar as well, despite six signings under the new owner so far.

AGBONLAHOR PLEASED AT ASTON VILLA TURN AROUND ATTEMPT

Aston Villa legend Gabriel Agbonlahor says he is happy with the way the team is working as they prepare to return to top flight football as soon as possible after suffering from their first relegation to the English Championship since the formation of the club in 1992.

The club hired former Blues manager Roberto Di Matteo to lead the team back to top flight football after they delivered arguably their worst performance in a season since joining the English Premier League. Agbonlahor, 29, suffered huge criticism for his role on and off the pitch in the last campaign, considering his history with the club. The player is now desperate to restore such huge confidence installed on him as they settle into the season to fight their way back up.

“I know there are a lot of fans that don’t speak too well of me and there are those that do. I think the fans do deserve to be in the premier League, as they always have been,” the former captain told Birmingham Mail. He added that the whole team would be fighting for the return from the first game.

Aston Villa legend Ian Taylor has backed the player to return to his best after his disappointing performance in the last season. Ian also pleaded for the fans to forgive the player as it felt as if he was not giving his best. He insisted that the player got what it takes to prove himself and says there’s still time for him to redeem himself, even at the Championship.

“Sometimes you can spend too long at a football club, and there’s been a few people saying Gabby should move on. But it he’s a Villa fan and if he wants to play for the football club, then he’s got to show it and prove it,” Taylor said.

Dennis Mortimer states that Gabriel Agbonlahor has been a mediocre player

Dennis Mortimer states that Gabriel Agbonlahor has been a mediocre player for Villa for all his career.

Former Aston Villa star Dennis Mortimer has said that Gabriel Agbonlahor has never been a good player for Villa and that he was the worst player of the current campaign.

He does not understand how a player like Gabriel Agbonlahor has been at the side for so long.

Indeed, Aston Villa has had a dreadful season and most of their players if not all have been underperforming this season. However, Gabriel Agbonlahor has taken the limelight for not only his poor performance on the pitch but also off the pitch.

He was even stripped of his captaincy role when he was pictured partying on the night when his club was relegated. This has not gone well with the Villa fans, and it is quite difficult to see him playing for the club next season.

Dennis Mortimer believes that this is the worst Aston Villa team that he has seen in his lifetime. He believes that there need to be significant changes in the side if they want to get back in the Premier League. He said that Gabriel Agbonlahor is a player that is past his best and should definitely leave the club in the summer. He said that even at the time when he had pace, Agbonlahor has never convinced him, and he cannot understand why the club kept him.

There are media reports that Roberto Di Matteo might be the next Villa manager, and this will definitely be the greatest challenge of his career. He will have major decisions to make in order to change a side that has been underperforming for so long. Some players will need to leave in the summer, and it is believed that he will be given money in order to sign new players.