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Sutton Delight At Being A Villan

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
Date:Tuesday November 7 2006
Time: 12:24PM

Comments

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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
TuBBz
07/11/2006 12:29:00
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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
voiceoftheholte
07/11/2006 12:41:00
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now now fella's!
The Fear
07/11/2006 12:50:00
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good signing for the short term he will play his part this season.
samtozer
07/11/2006 13:05:00
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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.
utv-sotc
07/11/2006 14:38:00
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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
07/11/2006 15:05:00
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Thanks for the lesson utv !!!
The Fear
07/11/2006 16:03:00
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for the Sutton haters out there HE WILL DO FOR NOW
Christo
07/11/2006 16:18:00
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He seemed to me to do a good job on Sunday. What more is there?
The Usual Suspect
07/11/2006 17:01:00
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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
voiceoftheholte
07/11/2006 17:50:00
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