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O'Neill Has No Beef With Berger

O'Neill Has No Beef With Berger

Looks like it is the end of the road for Patrik Berger, at Aston Villa anyway, as Martin O'Neill believes the injury plagued midfielder will return home to the Czech Republic when his current deal expires at the end of the season.

Berger, who lit the pitch up whilst at Liverpool and also enjoyed a spell at Portsmouth, has had a nightmare career with injuries and his spell at Villa has been far from successful as he's spent more time on the injury table than the pitch.

O'Neill has no beef with Berger (sorry) but told the official site:

'He's in the final year of his contract and I think he'll go back home. But even at this stage of his career he has the determination to want to do well for Villa.'

'He's definitely got the talent. Whether he's got the legs, only time will tell. I've got loads of time for Patrik Berger and I don't care whether they're no longer able to do it long term or not, I've got a lot of time for them.'

Adding: 'It was great to see Patrik back (as a sub for the Spurs game last Saturday). I've got a lot of respect for his ability and always have had. I don't think you can get away with not having that ability if you play for your country 50 times in a talented side.'

'He proved that at Liverpool but he's had umpteen injuries since then. It seemed to me he was injured at Portsmouth a lot and he's had a frustrating record here too. But he's got loads of talent and it would be great if he could show that here.'


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday October 19 2006
Time: 1:00PM

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Such a shame to see his career end with so little time on the pitch, he was such a class act at Liverpool.
The Fear
19/10/2006 13:03:00
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Actually, I can't see him going back "home" as, if my memory serves me correctly (and it usually does) he successfully applied for British Citizenship while at Liverpool because of his love for the country.
NeilBaker
19/10/2006 13:05:00
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He's Darren Anderton in disguise. Get rid!
ooahPaulMcGrath
19/10/2006 13:27:00
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Only because he wants a council flat!
Gazvilla
19/10/2006 16:06:00
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The council flat crack was directed at NeilBaker. Unfortunately ooah got in and now it don't seem so funny.
Gazvilla
19/10/2006 16:08:00
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we should just employ him to show everyone how to take a free-kick, or penalties!
bobbyfett
19/10/2006 17:12:00
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Shame, thought he could of been a success for the club and unfortunately he was robbed of that chance.
Tierney
19/10/2006 18:04:00
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Hopefully he'll still have a part to play this season. Keeping fit is obviously the key, and while we'll never see the best of him, he still has the talent to bring something to the table.
glensider
19/10/2006 18:59:00
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At least he can pass a football from A to B, and we dont have too many capable of doing that.
glensider
29/03/2007 04:07:00
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