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Excitement Back To Villa Park!?

Excitement Back To Villa Park!?

Martin O'Neill has told Celtic fans, in an exclusive report by Mark Guidi, that he regrets having to leave the Scottish giants.

'God knows how long I'd have stayed had it not been for other circumstances. But I'm glad to be back in the game. It's been 15 months and at times it has felt more like 15 years.'

He says that if not for his wife's illness he would still be at Celtic adding: 'I don't think my outlook in terms of football has changed and never will. But in terms of life I have a different perspective now, different priorities. Don't get me wrong, football is of vital consequence to me but you do get a different outlook.'

However he promises, 'I'll still be the same man in the dugout and on the touchline.' Great news as I sit right by the dug out and after the last dour chap, we could do with some fun!!

He carried on: 'I will be judged winning games and I want to bring some decent days back to Villa. I want to do it with panache and excitement. They are a great club with great history and tradition. Every club feels they deserve to be up there with the best but Villa should be. Those were heady days in the early 80s when they won the title and European Cup with a wonderful team. And it's something to aspire to. Given time I think I can turn it around.'

He also says about working with Doug, 'I have no apprehensions - it will be an experience along the way.' Not sure how long an experience though?!

Excitement back at Villa Park? It might just catch on you know?!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 7 2006
Time: 9:50AM


at last a manager who believes in the club. seems strange compared to listening to O'Leary negativity all the time.
still skeggy
07/08/2006 10:03:00
Its such a breathe of fresh air hearing someone talk the club up for a change.
07/08/2006 10:06:00
I was in Asda yesterday. It seemed as though everyone was wearing a Villa shirt! Let the good times roll.
07/08/2006 10:26:00
Is this guy our manager now? This just does not feel natural! It feels good but not natural. I guess I could get used to it though.
Villain Of The North
07/08/2006 10:26:00
I guess it will take time, but this is one era that I think we are going to love. Just as much as the players will!
07/08/2006 10:45:00
I feel good about who I support right now and it feels great I aint felt like this for years
07/08/2006 11:02:00
well done doug, you got the man everyone wanted. He needs to go still but with a big thankyou for getting us the best manager in donkeys. Noses are sick with jealousy about us getting him its brilliant.
07/08/2006 12:14:00
glad to see him back in football. Hope this is the turn around for you at villa.
07/08/2006 13:21:00
i think u will have a good season next season if u can get in some good players in
green giant 12
07/08/2006 16:55:00
He's upbeat, positive, determined, extremely charismatic, already seemingly falling in love with the club. He's everything a Villa manager should be. When he tells of his walk around a deserted Villa Park following the press conference on Friday evening, you get the belief that the grand old club is already in his blood. May you soon be writing several new chapters into our glorious history Martin. Welcome to B6.
07/08/2006 19:16:00
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