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O'Neill - What Is The Point?

O'Neill - What Is The Point?

Martin O'Neill is thinking big and says the long term aim is to emulate the team of 1982 and see Villa once again lift the European Cup.

O'Neill talking to the Fifa's official site he explained: 'In terms of this season I should say that we're still a million miles from achieving that. Ultimately, though, that is something we definitely want back here, particularly given the club's European history. It's all very well talking about restoring past glories, of course, but although the format has changed since Villa won the European Cup in 1982, the aim would certainly be to first of all qualify, and then to go in and be competitive.'

'Otherwise, what's the point?'

'In time, I definitely want to be challenging the really big teams and giving this football club a chance to compete properly for the top trophies. But my immediate goal is to win some football matches because only by doing that will I give myself the time to achieve all that I want here.'

He also says it is a catch-22 because you need the short term goal of winning games to take the pressure off being sacked, mentioning Iain Dowie who was sacked from Charlton, but also the long term aims of bring major success to a club.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday November 17 2006
Time: 12:27PM

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He's right obviously. We can't expect success overnight but we are getting that feel-good factor over night which means prospective players will be getting the buzz all over and abroad. It can only be good for us. And we've still ony lost ONE game. UTV!!!!
koolbill
17/11/2006 12:38:00
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Finally a manager and a chairman with ambition. And this time, they both have the experience and track record to see it through. Let the good times roll! UTV!
Geordie_Villa
17/11/2006 12:57:00
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Same aspirations as ALL managers I guess, O'neil just seems particularly astute at getting what he wants!!
BaldyYid
17/11/2006 13:43:00
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What a difference in approach between Randy and Martin and the two previous incumbents Herbert and D'Ol. They were only interested in avaoiding relegation. No ambition at all. I hope MON stays with us until he achieves his European goal at least three times.
DoogieTyBrenin
17/11/2006 14:04:00
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god i hope england start winning otherwise the FA will realise their mistake and start knocking on our door.
andrew144
17/11/2006 15:13:00
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This year maybe UEFA next Uefa definate and maybe Champions League, 3 rd year Champions League.
irish villa
17/11/2006 15:24:00
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Shoot for the stars and you may reach the moon. UTV
voiceoftheholte
17/11/2006 17:31:00
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how nice would it be to win the cahmpions league before chelsea !!!!
bobbyfett
17/11/2006 18:50:00
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Another question from the States concerning historic rivalries... Who is AV's biggest rival? Chelsea? The Cleveland Browns (Randy's "other" team) have a LONG standing rivalry with the Pittsburgh Steelers, who have in recent years taken us to the mat, including a 41-0 drubbing last year on Chrstmas Eve in our own stadium. The team is cranked up about this game. So - who do AV fans really need to beat every year (and no fair saying Man U if their fans aren't just a passionate...).
mikeinsb
17/11/2006 19:15:00
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Very satisfying to read and appreciate the managers vision of what he anticipates the future holding for AVFC. I was just getting used to getting my head around the fact that we were now on a level footing with the likes of Charlton, Wigan, Portsmouth etc, and now here I am having to think positive again. All very confusing, but I approve MON's outlook better than that of his predecessor.
glensider
17/11/2006 19:58:00
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