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Football Talk At Villa?

How awful, matters relating to football to talk about....... lets hope we get VERY bored of this!

Following the arrival of Martin O'Neill, the press have started to link us with quality players.

The Mail on Sunday claim that a major target will be Bayern Munich and England midfielder Owen Hargreaves. I'm not sure what I'd have made of that before seeing how he played at the World Cup, he was one of only a very few against Portugal who gave 110% and he proved he has a fantastic passion and an endless supply of energy.

The paper also claims O'Neill will add Villa's name into the ring to bring Real Madrid (and former Everton) midfield powerhouse Thomas Gravesen to Villa Park. I like it!

He will also spend this weekend convincing Gareth Barry that his future lies with Villa, not Portsmouth or Tottenham Hotspur. I somehow don't think he will take much convincing.

O'Neill said: 'I want to keep all the good players at this club and Gareth Barry is certainly one of them. I hope that we can convince him that we want him to stay and do well for us.'

He added, 'People become disillusioned and I'm not going to tell supporters to come and renew a season ticket just because I've come here. That would be ridiculous.' I'm not sure about it being ridiculous, it seems there is already a clamour for seats, especially as fans are now expecting the takeover to also go through. He continued: 'My message to the fans is that it always takes time for any new manager to achieve some success. But I'm hoping those people who are disillusioned with the way things have been going will come back in their time if they can see us trying to make some progress. But I have to prove myself to them first.'

'But make no mistake, Villa are also a fantastic club. That's my belief. It's not just words for the sake of it and I want to do my very best here.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 7 2006
Time: 9:43AM

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Neil Lennon is another name that has been put forward, and it wouldn't be all that surprising.
NeilBaker
07/08/2006 09:44:00
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I wouldnt touch Hargreaves with a barge pole. Couple of ok performances for England dont make him a good player. Gravesen would be a good buy tho.
DeanoVilla
07/08/2006 09:58:00
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But many good performances for Bayern Munich do make him a good player. And there are far better demented pitbulls than Thomas Gravesen
NeilBaker
07/08/2006 10:06:00
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I would love to see Hargreaves at VP, he's an O'Neill type player, quality but nothing flash, gives his all (who knows, maybe even a future captain) and he's english. I have nothing against foreign players but I would not like to see Villa become Arsenal with no englishmen on the park or the bench, as has happened on occasion. As for Lennon, too old.
Villain Of The North
07/08/2006 10:22:00
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hargreaves = good enough to start for bayern, good enough for us by miles
son_of_cher
07/08/2006 11:16:00
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Yes, talking about actual football, a topic that a mere three weeks ago we were only too willing to avoid.
glensider
07/08/2006 18:27:00
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