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Newsflash:Martin O'Neill officially staying

Premier League Aston Villa
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Randy Lerner called a press conference and FINALLY confirmed what everyone already knew anyway

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posted May 12, 2010

Randy Lerners comments are enough for me to have confidence. We all know he's not going to sign a blank cheque, but he hasn't been afraid to support MON previously either. He's said that he wants to see an improvement and he knows that means adding/changing some of the squad. Personally I'd tell Cueller he has to fight it out with Collins and Dunne for a Centre Back berth (and preferably Davies too!), but then again we have young Ciaran Clarke who looks like he would be good cover and eventually a regular 1st teamer. I'd then install Luke Young back where he belongs at right back. I'd also be prepared to tell Milner, Young and Downing to fight it out for the wide roles and bring in an attacking midfielder, and up front someone like Kevin Doyle who I think would blend very well with Gabby. Kevin Davis from Bolton would assist Gabby no-end too. Otherwise break the bank for a top flight scorer.

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posted May 12, 2010

Good news and the correct decision. MON is clearly building something at Villa and has been overachieving his squad thus far, long may it continue.

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posted May 12, 2010

Why would you not want to support AVFC when you've got two men like MON and RL running the show.They talk with common sense no bull.... and have passion for the club.Who cares about playing in the champions league lets all follow our team in any league."come on you lions"

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posted May 12, 2010

Rob Chisholm I disagree. Your team would be a mid table team, not a champions league chasing team.

Luke Young is leaving anyway
Cuellar is an awesome center back and currently 1st choice right back. He's going nowhere. Davies is rightly the one who should be sold.
Milner is one of the best central midfielders in the best league in the world right now. Why on earth would you move him back out wide to where he is just an average winger. But yes we do need an attacking midfielder like Ireland as well.
Doyle is an average player. Davies is not as good as Carew. We have to break the bank (by which I mean 15-20 million signings not 30 million).

What I don't understand is why people are assuming that with signings like Doyle O'Hara etc we would be able to compete with Spurs and City.

Friedel Cuellar Dunne Collins Warnock Young Milner O'Hara Downing Agbomlahor Doyle

against

Given Zabaleta Kompany Boateng Vargas A.Johnson De Jong Hamsik Di Maria Tevez Higuain

and

Gomes Corluka King Dawson Bale Lennon Carrick Modric Bellamy Defoe Fabiano

Thats not even close to a contest.

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posted May 12, 2010

Why would you not want to support AVFC when you've got two men like MON and RL running the show.They talk with common sense no bull
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So you think that Ashley Young is world class????

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posted May 12, 2010



Hey 606 police!

Martin O'Neill's gradmother keeps deleting very harmless and objective comments without any notification. Is this a new secret process that we have yet to hear about.


As I said before, Martin O'Neill's departure from Villa has merely been delayed!

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posted May 12, 2010

Excellent news for Villa - happy to see MON in charge of the team next season as well. Few summer signings and things will be exciting at Villa Park

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posted May 12, 2010

I'm disappointed. I think we could have pinched Roy Hodgson, a man who has done twice as much as MON, with only half the assets. I'd call that a return of 4 to 1 over MON.

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comment by Dan (U10808998)

posted May 12, 2010

Its not a suprise. O'Neill can't give a plain yes or no answer due to his irishness and law background ! I am pleased he is staying, though to be honest where else would he have gone if he left us ?
I am sure Lerner will give him some funds. It might be less than he wants, but tough. Perhaps he might make him a bit more creative in players ie overseas footballers ?

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