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Chris Sutton Can Do A Teddy

Chris Sutton can do a teddy, although not literally you understand? That said, I can crush a grape, usually takes a few attempts, but nevertheless, you don't really want to mess with me!

Martin O'Neill has backed striker Chris Sutton to emulate West Ham old boy Teddy Sheringham (who revealed yesterday he nearly joined the mighty claret and blue this season) saying Sutton can teach the younger players some new tricks.

O'Neill said: 'There's no doubt he can teach other strikers a thing or two. I know what he can do and although he's not fit yet, he is generally a pretty fit lad who doesn't take too long to get fit. The injury he had last season has taken a bit of a toll on him, but he's getting there. He'll be an asset and I can see some of the younger boys learning from him.'

Adding: 'Stiliyan Petrov always enjoys playing with Chris and Gabby will learn from playing with him. He set up Gabby with a little pass inside against Liverpool and he'll do OK. And if Chris himself needs any incentive, then he only needs to look at Teddy Sheringham, playing at 40 he is seven years older than Chris.'

He also joked: 'God knows I wouldn't want a 40-year-old Chris Sutton around me - it's bad enough having him at 33! But if any players the other side of 30 needed any sort of role model at all it's Teddy. And since the older players after 30 have tended to look after themselves better than ever before with the longer stretches and warm-ups, it's contributed greatly to those of 30, 31, 32 to being far from over the hill. I'm not saying I want to pack my team with them. I'll give them a fling here if they're good enough, and if they are, then they'll get a chance to play.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 1 2006

Time: 11:12AM

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I have to admit I was dead against Sutton coming in but from what i've seen so far, and what I remember of him at Blackburn he is twice the player Angel is and should start on Sunday with Gabby or Baros alongside him.
DeanoVilla
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01/11/2006 11:25:00

I think he can do great for us, he can certainly pass on his experience and if he is hungry now to prove a point, he'll bang in his share of goals as well.
The Fear
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01/11/2006 11:35:00

gabby should be up there with him on sunday baros is just too lazy for my liking.
samtozer
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01/11/2006 12:38:00

I think that Suttons performance up at Anfield has made many of us think again. He looked more than capable of still being able to bring something to the table, and a starting place against Blackburn on Sunday is no more than he deserves.
glensider
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01/11/2006 20:20:00

Obviously though we need to keep him fully fit and operational. That is the key.
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