Having been shining lights, except Gabby, in the gloom overshadowing Villa Park and deepening injury crisis's in a difficult Gérard Houllier reign, they now vow to be part of a ultra-defensive Villa XI.
Not only do they express an enormous amount of talent, yet they also come with bundles of desire. Desire to do well, desire to play for the team that most of them support and love and desire to make Villa a major force in the Premier League again.
In most Premier League teams, home grown players are of the minority and teams don't see the benefits of them. What it brings to the club are passionate youngsters that are willing to improve to become a player that will be recognised by little children for years to come. Even if they lack in experience, they definitely make up for it in emotion.
|Ciaran Clark. Source: Sky Sports.|
|Chris Herd. Source: Sky Sports.|
|Gabby Agbonlahor. "Villa is the perfect club for me. It's home!"|
Source: Sky Sports.
|Marc Albrighton. Source: Sky Sports.|
There are many others; Barry Bannan and Gary Gardner spring to mind, yet I didn't want to bore you with my waffle. Is the academy graduates who will perhaps save us from McLeish's offensive tactics?