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O'Neill On Form - Home & Away

O'Neill On Form - Home & Away

Martin O'Neill has said he is happy with the away day results at Villa but worries we've picked up too many draws at home.

'People talk about the fact we've had a lot of draws on the road but the fact is that we've been beaten once in the league on our travels and that was at Anfield. You've got to remember we've been to places like Stamford Bridge, the Emirates Stadium, Goodison and Fratton Park. We've been here, there and everywhere and we're picking up points on a regular basis.'

And having seen Villa slip up on the chance to go third he says 'Remarkably, if we could have turned some of our home draws into victories, we'd be in a very decent position. But, on the whole, I can have no complaints about the side this season.

'At the moment, I feel we are a wee bit short but the players who have come in have done splendidly well. They have risen to the occasion and have done fantastically well. I can have no complaints because they have done their utmost.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday December 7 2006
Time: 3:13PM

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Realistically, given that it is vitually the same players as last year, (notice I did not say "team", as this year the team is unrecognisable from last year), we cannot expect to be any higher than we are. Which is an excellent achievement. HOWEVER, if we had had two wins instead of draws and stuffed Middlesborough, which we should have, we would now be sitting pretty. We have done very well, everyone at Villa Park is to be congratulated.
DoogieTyBrenin
07/12/2006 15:43:00
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Sorry, I meant stuffed Man City, whoops.
DoogieTyBrenin
07/12/2006 15:47:00
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we definately cant complain, but even thought were in the top half of the table i still want more, 3rd place could be ours for a few weeks, tough run of games coming up though
son_of_cher
07/12/2006 15:57:00
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I am happy with our away form
Christo
07/12/2006 16:40:00
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It's the same old story. Draw away and win at home and you'll do well. Unfortunately we cant win at home consistantly enough.
DeanoVilla
07/12/2006 18:51:00
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If we can be hanging in there around 10th place at the end of January we will be in a good position to push on. Some good performances and a few more of those draws we have had too many of will be very good out of the next few games. Then we can surge upwards!
stennyvilla
07/12/2006 21:34:00
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I can recall only too clearly how many times we've made thoroughly miserable and depressing drives home from our away games over recent seasons, so the turn around that MON has brought about this season is a very welcome step forward. We are hard to beat. Thats an undeniable fact, but we're definitely missing that spark that would turn the draws into three pointers. No complaints from this guy though. The all round improvements that we've witnessed this season have been a huge bonus.
glensider
07/12/2006 22:21:00
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We have had four poor performances at home so far. Man City speaks for itself, but we should have beaten Spurs, Fulham and Boro they were all there for the taking. Its just underlines our need for more quality in midfield and up front. I hope MON is able to do something about that in Jan.
jonah
08/12/2006 07:38:00
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Don't take my last post as being critical of the lads, they are playing their socks off this season, we just don't have enough quality in the side.
jonah
08/12/2006 07:40:00
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Whilst i am excited about some possible new signings in January i still would not expect them to settle in straight away. I think realistically anything above the 10 top would be a fantastic achievement and would allow us to really kick on next season.
mackaavfc
08/12/2006 08:08:00
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