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King Olof Of Mellberg!

King Olof Of Mellberg!

Olof Mellberg, who has gone down in history as the first person to score a goal at The Emirates Stadium has spoken about the teams performance in the 1-1 draw against Arsenal at the weekend.

The Villa and Sweden defender said:

'It was great to get a point and it was a pleasing performance as well. We defended well in and outside the box and we weren't too afraid of letting them get close to our goal. I thought we approached this game differently to how we've done in the past. In the past we've tried to play higher up the pitch and tried to go at them which has maybe created space for them and led to us conceding too many goals.'

Adding: 'The manager has just tried to motivate us, give us confidence and make us believe we can get something out of games like these. We haven't had too much time to work on specifics, but he's just tried to motivate everyone to do their best and I thought we did against Arsenal. That's refreshing but it was important we got off to a good start as well, especially at a place like Arsenal. That gave everyone a lift as well.'

Mellberg continued positively saying 'It's like a new era for me because there are a lot of things happening at the club with a new manager and the takeover. We're also waiting to see if the manager brings in a few players in the next couple of weeks. A change feels good sometimes, especially when you've been at the club for a long time.'

Happy days!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 21 2006
Time: 1:59PM


"The manager has just tried to motivate us, give us confidence and make us believe we can get something out of games like these" - MON is certainly using some interesting and new techniques here. These revelations in football management are a real eye opener.
Cpt. Mainwaring
21/08/2006 14:25:00
"The manager has just tried to motivate us, give us confidence and make us believe we can get something out of games like these" - MON is certainly using some interesting and new techniques here. These revelations in football management are a real eye opener." I GUESS THATS JUST WHAT PREMIERSHIP MANAGERS DO, EH?
21/08/2006 14:34:00
Headline - MON in unprecedented management tactics!
Body - MON has been overheard telling his new squad of players at Aston Villa that they can really achieve things this season. This vagrant misuse of trust and the gross distortion of reality may seem a motivational technique, but after 10 games of this season the barefaced cheek of these lies will only serve to arm the grumpy moaning old farts at the Villa Fan Club with reasons why he should leave and call for the re appointment of DOL.
Cpt. Mainwaring
21/08/2006 14:40:00
Carlsberg may probably be the best larger in the world, but if you want bitter it's gotta be a Birmingham City fan! how is the little league by the way?
21/08/2006 15:06:00
Quick quick get your shares now before they go like hot cakes!
Cpt. Mainwaring
21/08/2006 15:10:00
Mr Potato Head has some brilliant tactics, was it 0-7 against someone last season. Nuff said
21/08/2006 15:54:00
Wots Big chief Broken Nose's managerial skills like then?Spend loads of money on guys who regularly get injured so u can drop out of the prem league,which is so last season(for u guys anyway),in order to be able to beat giant teams in THE CHAMPIONSHIP.Quality shines outta that guys arse.Long may u live in the shadows scumbags.
21/08/2006 19:11:00
Olof the Viking marauder was close to being back to his best at the weekend. Its obviously down in part to both the arrival of MON and the fact that he now sports a full fearsome beard. Losing the captaincy wont hurt him. He seems to have looked positively on it being directed in Gareth Barry's direction, and maybe in the long run he'll look upon it as a very definite plus. No wonder the Alliance only pulled in 20,000 at the weekend, they all seem to spend their time on the Villa sites, sites that attract input, comment, articles etc., as opposed to being virtually dead in the water.
21/08/2006 21:10:00
question to capt gluebag or wotever u call yourself-ever heard of gary cahill??? enjoy championship,back where u's belong at long last! always in are shadow.villa til i die!
Belfast Villain
21/08/2006 21:52:00
Took at quick look at vital scum page most articles get about 1 comment, iv-er the scum fans can't read or can't write.
the flying villain
21/08/2006 22:45:00
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