Aston Villa fans have been responding on Twitter to Tommy Elphick’s latest comments on his time at the club.
Did Villa treat Tommy Elphick poorly?
The former Villan revealed that he knew “deep down inside” that he wanted to come to Villa.
This post then gathered a number of replies from Villa fans who took the time to share their thoughts on Elphick’s time at the club.
Here’s a sample of Villa fans discussing Elphick:
Always liked Tommy. Never forget he was in the first row of Villa away fans at St. Andrews last season and he lost his mind (like the rest of us) when Jack scored the go-ahead. Wish him the best.
— Jack Whidden III (@JackWhidden3) January 15, 2020
What a guy, remember him being in the away end at blues
— TheCentralScrutinizer (@TheCentralScru9) January 15, 2020
@TommyElph4 just an outstanding gentleman pleasure to have had him at our club
— Steveo (@stevepatmar) January 16, 2020
Shame we wasted him
— ItsReinaSZN (@R_eina_SZN) January 15, 2020
The 32-year-old signed to Villa Park back in 2016, but after a few loan moves away from the club, Elphick only managed to register 46 appearances for Villa before his permanent departure to current club Huddersfield Town last year (per TransferMarkt). Now that Elphick has been speaking about his time at Villa as well as his early desire to play for the club, a number of Villa fans have been reflecting on his short time in a Villa shirt.
We treated him poorly, which is something I do not like to associate my club with. I see us as a respectable family club ran properly.
— Smethwick_Villan84 (@green_raqeeb) January 15, 2020
Respect to Tommy. Always the ultimate professional and a great guy. Shame it didn’t work out for him
— Claret and Blue (@debbieb63) January 15, 2020
Not wrong. History of poor management sadly
— Chris (@ChrisPe51882185) January 15, 2020
What do we think?
It’s nice to see this many Villa fans feeling regretful over Elphick’s time at Villa Park. For whatever reason, things just didn’t work out for him in the last few years of his time there. Since his move to Championship side Huddersfield, Elphick was a regular starter for the Terriers.
But the centre-half picked up a knee ligament injury, resulting in him missing every game since. This awful bit of luck for the defender is a real shame for a player that was on the right track to turning his career around.