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O'Neill Not Hot On Stan Collymore

What is going on? The club are actually communicating with us!?

Martin O'Neill has dismissed reports linking Stan Collymore with a Villa Park return.

The Villa boss said: 'Stan is 35 and he would have to get fit. He would need a lot of willpower and a lot of self determination to get fit for the Premier League to be perfectly honest. At 35 you need a great desire and I just don't know what Stan has been doing in the last couple of years - I don't know whether that desire has returned.'

'He did terrifically well for me in a short period of time at Leicester. But if you're asking me today whether I could make an assessment that would be a difficult call.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday October 5 2006

Time: 11:36AM

Your Comments

Well suprise suprise. Maybe he'll turn his attention to Arsenal or Chelsea now? Delluded or what!
DeanoVilla
Stan is a deluded idiot. Thank God MON moved quickly to dismiss this nonsense.
The Usual Suspect
in a word - no
danvilla2
MON...thank you for keeping the fans informed :)
industrial_musical
I feel quite sorry for him. Well, not that sorry, he is a millionaire and fitter than me BUT he really did 'lose it' and I have a great deal of sympathy for those suffering with depression. He is now obviously looking and realising what he let go.
The Fear
he never did well for us when he played he is well past it. It would be a disaster if he joined
samtozer
thats not quite a conclusive dismissal
tylervilla
Just as we are getting a harmonius dressing room the mere thought of that egotistic freak joining scares the life out of me.
silkie villain
A difficult call is a lot different than saying "Stan - you're deluding yourself - you've no chance of coming back here". Sounds to me martin might be having a think...
baros10
good news he aint coming but maybe Martin can let him train with us. I hear Bolton are after him
Christo
why would we need collymore when we could have...defoe?
industrial_musical
baros... me thinks that's MON nice guy talk for "No chance, take a hike".
The Usual Suspect
Agree with the Usual Suspect, MON doesn't want to kick a guy that he's worked with and has obvious problems (as mentioned in The Fears sensitive post). We've got cover now until Jan. Perhaps he'll let him train with us but that will be it.
Gazvilla
He,s ruled out rag arse rovers, so where will Brucie look now.
silkie villain
His fitness wont be the issue I don't think in any attempt at a comeback. He's very lucky in being fairly injury free and having a good frame so he might be right when he says he could come back fitter. But mentally? That's where the problem has always been..
baros10
Stick to your dogging Stan. You throw yourself wholeheartedly into that, whereas you rarely took your football seriously.
glensider
 

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