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O'Neill Looks To Secure Youngster

O'Neill Looks To Secure Youngster

Martin O'Neill is looking to tie young Villa midfielder Isaiah Osbourne to the club on a long-term deal.

Osbourne was given number 27 as a squad number last month and O'Neill wants to see the 18-year-old stay and develop at Villa.

O'Neill told the official site: 'We had a mixed game one day and he was brought in to play and he hasn't left us since. I think he's done very well indeed. I wouldn't want young players here at the football club with not a great deal of time left on their contracts. He has one year left, or something like that on his contract and I'd like to do something about it because he has done very well.'

'While it's very easy to shout from afar, he's definitely got a chance. His hero is Patrick Vieira - and he's not a bad one to aspire to! I like Osbourne. I think he is really decent. He is learning his trade here and he is a good lad too. His whole approach to the game is so refreshing for a start, which I suppose you would expect from a youngster. But he can pass it and he can run with it. He's got a really good natural ability and it's encouraging.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday September 27 2006
Time: 11:43AM

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For me, Isaiah has a great deal of potencial and of course, ability yet. He could be a Villa Hero some day...I would prefer long term deal from 3 to 5 years for him.
Majkee
27/09/2006 12:37:00
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Tell me Guys is he ROI or Nothern Irish, I hope the former as we need players badly
irish villa
27/09/2006 12:39:00
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Must be pretty good if MO'N wants him on a long term deal now.
Tierney
27/09/2006 18:38:00
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Appears to be another gem from the youth team.
Donzarra
27/09/2006 19:09:00
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Not a name I recognise at all, has he come up through the youth scheme ?
fatloser
27/09/2006 19:55:00
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tell you what - this guy is class on football manager..got a few injuries and i threw him in the first team...he went from 300k to 13m in 2 seasons
tall_paul83
27/09/2006 20:14:00
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MON should let all our youngtsers play a whole game together, we could have the next scholes, nevilles, beckhams and gigg's in our ranks
son_of_cher
28/09/2006 09:04:00
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son_of_cher we could even have the next Mortimer, Mcgraph, Morley and Shaw in our ranks!!!!!!!!!
steff_the_villan
28/09/2006 09:57:00
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He's never particularly impressed me, or stood out as a gem, whenever I've seen him play (a good few times now), but MON is obviously a lot better judge of a potential footballer than I'll ever be. Get the kid signed up on a decent deal. He's obviously done more than enough to impress MON and co in a relatively short space of time.
glensider
28/09/2006 21:29:00
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Plus of course these youngsters do need time to develop. Maybe we (I) expect too much too soon sometimes.
glensider
30/03/2007 22:31:00
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