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Ashley Young: PFA Young Player of the Year

Someone pointed it out yesterday; players have dips in form but real quality is permanent and that is why Ashley Young was voted PFA Young Player of the Year.

He isn't the first Villa player to pick up this award either. Andy Gray picked it up, along with the player of the year award for the 1976–77 and Gary Shaw won it in 1980-81 season.

The award is considered quite an honour as it's voted for by other players. Let's hope it acts as a little incentive for Young to get his season back on track and it allows us to see again why he won this award.

Villa manager Martin O’Neill deserves so much credit for not only giving young, home-grown talent a chance, but keeping faith with them and Young and Agbonlahor are the jewels in the Villa crown, along with the likes of Curtis Davies, and several others.

We want clubs to invest in youth academies and youth programmes but to justify that you need to have success by bringing through players who go on to first team level, and Villa have done that in abundance and should be applauded.
Gordon Taylor, April 26th 2009

That is it for now, well done Webcam.