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Angel For Christmas?

Juan Pablo Angel is hoping for some festive cheer to keep Villa at the right end of the league table saying the team have to dig deep to stay in contention for a European place.

In an interview with Villa World he said:

'December is a big month for Villa. It's the toughest month of the year. There are a lot of games and we've got to dig in and work hard to keep up near the top of the table. If we can do that, it should set us up well to continue that form through to the end of the season.'

'Our next game at Sheffield United will be tough because even though they are a promoted side, there are no easy games in this league. We have to be ready and compete to get something out of the game. It's been nice to have some more time to prepare for the match. We had three games in a week which was difficult because we haven't got a great depth to our squad. That means we've stuck with the same players. But we're confident because we did well at Portsmouth after the defeat against Manchester City. We didn't play well against Stuart Pearce's side but we showed character to come back at Fratton Park.'

'We've gone behind a few times in games - like at Portsmouth - but what we've been doing this season is showing character to come back and pick up some points. That is great and hasn't happened in previous seasons. That just shows the character and determination in the side.'

Villa face some tough games over Christmas and the New Year with Manchester United both at home and away - and in the FA Cup - as well as Bolton, Spurs and Chelsea.






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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 8 2006

Time: 11:47AM

Your Comments

3 games in a month against Man Utd!! I bet they will be sick to death of playing Villa, I bet they wish it was two games at Villa and one at Old Trafford. Villa Park is nearer to London than Old Trafford. :-)
col8
3 wins and we could effectively end United season! It's nice to dream....
DeanoVilla
could be four though, if we draw in the cup !!
bobbyfett
battle for a draw at old trafford, thrash them (ahem) on our home turf. Jobs a goodun. Then bring on Chelski playboys!
The Fear
We need to go into the new year and the Chelsea game on 30 points minimum, hopefully more like 32,33. That sort of first half of season haul will set us up very nicely for a second half push for a European placing. Surely at least once out of those three games against United, we can secure our first victory against them for what, six or seven seasons?
glensider
looking forward to it Glen, think we are in with a real chance, would be nice to stuff them at their place, UTV
steff_the_villan
Got to start putting the chances away though. We are just not a threat to anyone right now, due to our inability to score.
glensider
 

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