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Sutton Delight At Being A Villan

Villa new boy Chris Sutton says he is 'delighted' that he has signed for the mighty claret and blue. Well, having slummed it last year, he must be ecstatic really!

The 33-year-old striker put in a battling performance against his former club Blackburn Rovers on Sunday and could well keep his place as Villa travel to another of his former clubs Chelsea on Wednesday.

Sutton said: 'I'm getting the fitness. I came here to work as hard as I possibly can. I still know I've got lots to do. I know I'm coming to the end of my career but I want to give myself the best possible chance and I want to do well. The gaffer's said I could play on like Teddy Sheringham, but I don't know about that. I'll just see how I go. I had this operation a couple of months back and I really didn't know how I was going to recover.'

'But all's well in that area. It's just getting general fitness again and as you get older you have to work harder, which I'm doing. I'm working harder in training and I'm just pleased I made the decision to come back. It's just sensible. Fitness is a massive part of the game now and to play well you've got to be as fit as you possibly can. I realise I've still got a long way to go in getting fitter, but the fitter you are, the fresher you are and hopefully the better you play. You give yourself a better chance.'

He also says he didn't pick up an injury towards the end against Rovers explaining: 'It was just a bit of cramp at the end. It's probably to be expected. I'd played only one full game before that this season in the reserves and this was nearly a full game, so I'm getting there. I got a good ovation from the fans on Sunday and that's nice. I've come here and want to play for as long as I can and the chance to play under Martin O'Neill was good for me. I'm just pleased to be here and I'll do my best.'

Good on you Chris, a goal or two against Chelsea would be a good way to make your mark!!

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 7 2006

Time: 12:24PM

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Sorry cant warm to him, When he has smashed the 20 goals in a season i might be able to say his name without spitting after
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07/11/2006 12:29:00

Sorry can't warm to you either TuBBz. When you start supporting Villa players instead instead of abusing them, then maybe I can say your name without spitting after. UTV
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07/11/2006 12:41:00

now now fella's!
The Fear
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07/11/2006 12:50:00

good signing for the short term he will play his part this season.
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07/11/2006 13:05:00

Fear there are too many supposed fans doing there best to undermine our club. Keep up the good work you are doing on this site. But you are not a referee and it is not up to you to judge opinions. As site editor you must ensure what is published is not against the law. Equally though censoring of logical argument would be equally as bad. VOTH has only said what I feel most fans agree with. This site needs opinions. Villa do not need a vocal minority who feel they have to undermine the good work going on.
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07/11/2006 14:38:00

I'm a bit disappointed with tubbz comments too, Okay I admit to not being over the moon about Sutton's singing at the time but once he donned the claret & blue jersey I'm a 110% behind him.
chris the villan
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07/11/2006 15:05:00

Thanks for the lesson utv !!!
The Fear
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07/11/2006 16:03:00

for the Sutton haters out there HE WILL DO FOR NOW
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07/11/2006 16:18:00

He seemed to me to do a good job on Sunday. What more is there?
The Usual Suspect
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07/11/2006 17:01:00

TuBBz I do not suppose you warmed to that ex b-lose player ....... whatsisname...... you know who I mean............. the one who wore the sweatbands .......... you know who I mean .............. the one who scored the winning goal in the European Cup Final ............. WITHE, thats his name, just remembered it. Grow up. UTV
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07/11/2006 17:50:00

Sutton appears to me to really be putting it in, hardly played for Blues anyway and now he plays for us... get behind him FFS
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07/11/2006 20:23:00

Jeez TuBBz, get a life. The guy is wearing the claret and blue. He spent five minutes across the way in the boonies, and for most of that time he was injured, yet you decide that that so very brief chapter in his career should be held against him? His performances at Anfield and against Blackburn this past weekend were in my book impressive. He's giving his all for the Villa. Pity you aint.
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07/11/2006 21:15:00

I don't care who the strikers are - so long as they take their chances and start scoring on a regular basis
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08/11/2006 06:43:00

We have to accept the fact that you cannot please all of the fans all of the time, there are fans out there who believe with all sincerity that you must be cr*p if you played for a team they don't like, or if you are foreign, too tall, too short, hairs too long, wrong colour football boots, all I am trying to say realy is that there are a lot of brain dead ars**oles out there, and is it their fault? could be just the result of a poor upbringing, bad parenting or they could just simply be mentally deficient, this should not be held against them, they deserve your pity not your anger, just be thankfull you are not one of them UTV
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08/11/2006 10:59:00

Brilliantly put Steff but I must pick you up on one thing... you can't call these people fans.
Hoss The Villain
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08/11/2006 14:43:00

Good point Hoss, but these people still feel like they want to belong to something, and feel wanted, so put your arm around their shoulders and try to help and encourage them to become human if that is at all possible, but I understand with some of these neanderthals that it is a problem, cop this one I've just read in one of the other articles that a so called Villa fan actually prefers playing golf to watching a match!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! blo*dy amazing! UTV
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08/11/2006 16:16:00

Hope you start him against us Wednesday, I am sure he will receive a warm welcome!
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08/11/2006 16:21:00

Pity he's not ten years younger, but even so, he's what we need right now.
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