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O'Neill - Villa Must Bounce Back

Martin O'Neill said after the 3-1 loss to Manchester City: 'We were slow out of the blocks and that proved costly' as Villa lost their first home game of the season.

'We made a poor start and let Manchester City dictate things in the first-half. We gave them too much room and conceded two sloppy goals. You can have poor spells in any game and you always hope you won't be punished for them. But we were tonight and Manchester City got two goals when they were well on top. I still always thought there was a chance we could claw our way back into it ad we galvanised ourselves at half-time.'

'Stuart Taylor made a terrific double save to keep us in it and then Gavin gave us a bit of hope with a great goal. We had a chance then and pushed on looking for a second. There's always a chance when you do that, that you'll be caught on the break and that's exactly what happened.'

'Overall we can have no complaints tonight. I'm not happy with the manner of the defeat, but what matters now is how we respond to this. We go again on Saturday and we have to quickly lift ourselves for another very tough game at Portsmouth.'

Too right he wasn't happy, sitting by the bench you get to see the managers reaction and you could see that the manner of the loss hurt him and his backroom staff. Psycho on the other hand was so happy he had a little cuddle with the linesman..... well, takes all sorts I suppose!

Match report to follow......




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday November 29 2006

Time: 10:56PM

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Throughout the first half we didn't even compete, and were both outplayed and outclassed. The game showed us exactly how far we have to go. Martin has been warning us for weeks now that we were more than capable of hitting a rocky spell, he for one hasn't been fooled by the impressive start we've recorded. A result that has brought us all back down to earth with a vengeance.
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30/11/2006 05:38:00

A right winger and a goalscorer are a must in january how about Wright Phillips from Chelsea ad Darren Bent of Charlton..! A very poor 1st half performance last night but we gave it a good go after the break going 3 at the back but always liable to be caught on the break, Dissapointed in the way Distin went past Ridgewell as if he wasnt there..!
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30/11/2006 10:06:00

A wake-up call for players and supporters alike.
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16/03/2007 02:55:00

 

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