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Martin O'Neill Stands By Players

Martin O'Neill Stands By Players

Martin O'Neill has quite rightly stood by his players following the rather dull 1-1 draw with Fulham.

He told Sky Sports 'Well we still remain unbeaten, so that's to our credit. If you'd mentioned that to me that we'd be going nine games into The Premiership unbeaten then I would have taken it, obviously. The blip that you talk about is I think it was just the fact that we played pretty poorly on Saturday. The lack of opportunities we created during the course of the game made it a poor performance from us.'

Adding: 'We have to try and put it right. Sometimes we have to remind ourselves we are unbeaten and that isn't too bad. The game against Tottenham, we've debated that. We have to do something about it and we're going to try and win (against Leicester in the League Cup on Tuesday night). I'm not going to be incredibly critical at the moment because they have done so well since the start of the season.'

I think some of us Villa fans have to look back at the start we made last season before worrying, although the draw was dull, this is just the start of a long and exciting journey with O'Neill and RAL!


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday October 23 2006
Time: 7:11PM

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Mr Fear I agree with your conclusion. Expectations raised and hopes dashed against Fulham. However, this is the start of a LONG journey and not a sprint. We have to manage expectations.
Gazvilla
23/10/2006 19:57:00
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It was a horrible wet day as well, that doesn't help raise the spirits! We'll get there, to think we are 9 unbeaten with only one major signing and a few exits, it shows we'll be ok long term. If we can stay in the mix until January, then who knows, although as long as we get top 10, this season will be a giant leap forward.
The Fear
23/10/2006 20:58:00
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1-1 at home with spurs isn't the end of the world....there is just a nagging fear ...maybe I m tired...but, O neil is standing by his players... we are linked with Kevin Davis & Henrik Larsson haven't we seen all this before ? - Personally I think we need a proven goalscorer ..that will be very difficult to land in the transfer window....defoe may be that quality, and he may be available....I can't see adding Kevin Davis really gives us anything new....
qKing
23/10/2006 21:08:00
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Two important games on the immediate horizon, Leicester in the League Cup and then a trip to Anfield. Two games to put the Fulham display/result behind us, and move on with heads held high.
glensider
23/10/2006 22:12:00
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personally, why are we moaning about the fulham result so much? Jesus this is only the start of the MON era. Im just happy we are in the top half!
industrial_musical
24/10/2006 13:09:00
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Disappointing result/ performance, but we are learning, progressing.
glensider
28/03/2007 18:33:00
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