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Villa Saved By Ineptitude Of Others?

David O'Leary wants the team to make one more surge in order to ensure their safety this season.

He says he is looking to end the week on a positive note after coming in for 'a lot of criticism this week'. Adding 'the only place to really answer that criticism is on the field. Hopefully we can start to do that tomorrow.'

Villa have just 34 points from 30 games, the lowest hall ever. So at least O'Leary has managed to break one record at Villa.

He added, to the official site: 'We've got to battle, work hard and put our heads on the ball when long balls come into our box. Roy Aitken and myself can't do that from the touchline. I'm looking for my senior players to lead by example this weekend. I said before the Portsmouth game that I wanted to win all the remaining home games. We got the perfect start and I want to win the next five. If we'd taken care of our home form, look where we'd be in the league. But we have a chance to improve on that record between now and the end of the season.'

Talk is cheap, they seem to be able to talk a great game, now lets see them play a great game. The three points are there to be taken tomorrow and with 37 points we should be all but safe. If we lose it could end up a very nervous end to the season, although the ineptitude of Blues and Portsmouth could just be our saving grace. (And the word inept came from my mate, a Blues fan, before any Blue nose starts having a go!).




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Date:Friday March 24 2006

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Take a very poor Sunderland out of the equation, a team so far removed from premiership quality that its untrue, and replace them with a team that would have still been involved in the mix, and you'd have three still wide open relegation places up for grabs. Under those circumstances, premiership safety for us would remain touch and go. If Portsmouths revival were to continue this weekend, and we fail in our attempt to beat a rejuvenated (?) Fulham, then we'll obviously still be very much at risk. RA has been doing most of the talking to the media these past few days, but like DOL, his words will mean nothing if the lads arent up for the 90 minutes ahead. Fulham, despite their abysmal away record, are still more than capable of deepening the Villa Park gloom.
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Take a very poor Sunderland out of the equation, a team so far removed from premiership quality that its untrue, and replace them with a team that would have still been involved in the mix, and you'd have three still wide open relegation places up for grabs. Under those circumstances, premiership safety for us would remain touch and go. If Portsmouths revival were to continue this weekend, and we fail in our attempt to beat a rejuvenated (?) Fulham, then we'll obviously still be very much at risk. RA has been doing most of the talking to the media these past few days, but like DOL, his words will mean nothing if the lads arent up for the 90 minutes ahead. Fulham, despite their abysmal away record, are still more than capable of deepening the Villa Park gloom.
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