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Always Look On The Bright Side

Always look on the bright side of life

Martin O'Neill has admitted to being 'bitterly disappointed' over the James Milner debacle. He's not the only one. Boy-oh-boy, just how disappointing was yesterday? Even my wife felt compelled to tell me she had not felt so let down since our wedding night. It started with Saviola 'snubbing' - as they say in the tabloids - an approach by Villa and who showed more interest in moving to that bastion of footballing greatness, Racing Santander. It was downhill from there on.

I have always worked on the basis that no news is bad news and was proved right again yesterday. As for Tevez and Mascherano, I'm sure it was a question of mistaken identity, someone had said to them back home that they must join the claret and blue army and they got hopelessly misled! Anyway, let them get a taste of playing on a frozen pitch next February in Wigan, don't think they will be up for it somehow.

But let's look on the bright side, Petrov I think will be a big signing, we have made a cracking start to the season and we eagerly await the return of Baros, Bouma and Laursen to the first team. As Doug would say, 'just like three new signings!' Let's not forget how we all felt a few months ago. The dream-team of Lerner and O'Neill are the best signings we could have possibly hoped for.

And the transfer window opens again in four months. Roll on January. Any other good news let me know, I need it.

Article by Saurat

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday September 1 2006
Time: 2:13PM


at least O'Neill has not got 4 months to think about new signings, maybe taking a step back and watching how players perform may be a good thing. Might get Milner for cheaper, if he feels upset and asks to be transfer listed because of what Newcastle did to him?
01/09/2006 14:18:00
has now got*
01/09/2006 14:19:00
I agree, we have many great acomplishments to take from the last month (not only 3rd). We have a world class player a world class manager and a world class owner. Thats good in 4 weeks. It also marks a change for us not to be the ones messing other teams around!
NY Villa
01/09/2006 14:26:00
good post Saurat. After last season I would be happy to ensure our safety as have the same squad. We are already 7 points towards that. Lets mix with the big boys next season and let MoN build the masterplan in the meantime.
01/09/2006 14:30:00
world class owner? from wot i hav herd he still thinks a goal is wen u kik the ball over the bar. as for milner we (newcastle) needed him so we recalld him thats life uz r only pist off that we hav a better team nd u cudnt hav 1 ov our most promesing young talents!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111
01/09/2006 14:35:00
Never underestimate O'Neill and co's ability to get the best out of a limited squad. I think he did it at Leicester with a less able squad than Villa have at present and got them into the top ten 3 seasons running. Unless we are unbelievably unlucky with injuries all over the squad we will be comfortably top 10 at the end of the season. UTV
01/09/2006 14:36:00
Titchy? Obviously not the size of your ego? Possibly your IQ? Hold on a minute, hold the phone, what was the score at the weekend? Titchy's IQ-0
01/09/2006 14:38:00
Who do you support titchy? Newcastle?
01/09/2006 14:42:00
titchy how much have newcastle spent/wasted in the last 2 years?..yes thats right about 60m. O'Neill will spend a quarter of that and we will still place higher than you even with a small squad...cant wait for the west ham game, mellberg and mcann will give both of them a warm welcome to the premiership
01/09/2006 14:47:00
Owen 17 million, nice played 6 games? Martins 1st game sent off, Nice. Lee Bowyer fights with own player, nice. How many managers over the last year 3. Nice. No you are right thats a club with great team spirit and astute chairman who knows how to pick talent TIT chy!
NY Villa
01/09/2006 15:05:00
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