Villa's golden midfielder; views.
During a lull in proceedings talk turned to other talented Scottish footballers, the injury-ravaged career of Alex Cropley was mentioned and the comment was made: "Alex was a man of marked contrast... a demon on the field yet so shy and retiring off it."
There can seldom have been a more apt observation. Alex Copley, during four golden glorious seasons, was indisputably Villa's best ever midfield player.
Eddie Sanders, Pheasey Estate