Aston Villa flops Charles N’Zogbia & Kieran Richardson released.

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Professional failure Charles N’Zogbia has finally been dumped by Aston Villa after a humiliating five year stay.  The failed Frenchman, who’s career highlight contains a solitary hilarious Intertoto Cup win with comedy club Newcastle United, now finds himself on the scrapheap of football “talent”.

After securing a big money £9.5 million transfer from Wigan Athletic, the strange midfielder showed little if any ability or desire to do anything.  

Indeed, countless managers who came through the doors at Bodymoor Heath, briefly experimented with the £63k per week flop, only to drop him at the first opportunity.  Charles Insomnia spent his final months playing football with the youth set-up, banished from the first team squad.

N’Zogbia’s Villa “career” will largely be remembered for terrible fashion sense, delusions of grandeur and one free-kick:

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Charles has however had the good fortune to have secured his second career honour; comfortably becoming the worst value for money signing in the clubs history.

The only hope is that N’Zogbia doesn’t manage to secure another deal.  This absolute waste of time has carved a career out of false promise, mythical “talent” and has a dismal attitude on top.  Nobody who has had witness his idle displays or goading of supporters via Twitter would wish him on another football club.

A grim example of modern greed, mediocre football and is something that everyone at Aston Villa is delighted to see the back of.

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Kieran Richardson’s deal has also expired after a very disappointing 2 year spell at the club.  Richardson, who many had hoped might have re-found some of his early career form, never looked the part at all.

Despite being only 29 when he joined from then relegated Fulham [2014], the utility man immediately appeared off the pace required for the Premier League.

Whilst Richardson may argue he suffered from playing multiple positions and limited runs in the side, he showed few encouraging signs in either form or improvement.  

Whilst he never shirked his role, he simply wasn’t good enough in a side in desperate need of quality.

Aside from a decent performance in the FA Cup semi-final victory against Liverpool in 2015, in which he made a vital goal-line clearance, his Villa career will not be recalled for anything of note.  Richardson will certainly not be missed.

Other players reported to be released include academy youngsters Charlie Bannister, Janoi Donacien, Lewis Kinsella, Kodi Lyons-Foster, Benjamin Siegrist and Joshua Webb.

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