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Villa To Forget Last Season?

Villa To Forget Last Season?

Steven Davis has said everyone should 'forget last season' and look forward to the next one.

Last seasons Player of the Year award winner told the official site:

'I think we should just forget about last season. It was disappointing overall, but hopefully we can do better this season.'

In some ways he is right. In other ways, the fans paid good money to go and support the team last season, so maybe from top to bottom at Villa they should all remember last season and do EVERYTHING they possibly can to not put the fans through it again? That said (!!) a positive start from all of us wouldn't harm, just a shame the first game is against Arsenal really!

He added: 'I think there's a good youth set-up here. The players who came through last season - the likes of Gabby (Gabriel Agbonlahor), Craig Gardner and Gary Cahill - are the ones to look out for. They'll be looking to play a lot more games this year. Last season can only be a benefit for them. The experienced they gained can only be a benefit for them.'

He also says: 'Obviously we've had a good break. Now the hard work starts and we'll build the fitness back up. Steve McGregor works us hard. He's got a specific job to do and he knows what he's doing. So I think the players are happy enough to go along with what he says.'

So can we all put last season behind us and start the new one with the old lions roar?

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday July 16 2006
Time: 3:58PM


I think it's essential for the players to forget last season. If they focus on all the defeats they will get more. And what sort of pressure will it put on them if they are continually reminded of their failures and told that it can't happen again. They need encouragement and people to instill belief in them, then we might win a few more. On that note, it would be nice if O'Leary could be a bit more positive by talking up the Villa instead of talking them down and the opposition up.
Villain Of The North
16/07/2006 17:26:00
We've got no option but to. August the 19th see's a new beginning, and we've got to view it as such. As things stand we're entering the new campaign very much as was, so plenty of folk inside of Villa Park have plenty to prove, reputations to restore. There's nothing to be gained by looking back.
17/07/2006 14:27:00
Last season has just got to be written off and hopefully it was just a one-off. However, if there is a bad start to the season all the negativity from last season will come flooding back
18/07/2006 09:20:00
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