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Beef Bergers Still Allowed At Villa

Martin O'Neill says the door is still open for former Czech Republic international midfielder Patrik Berger.

The 33-year-old former Liverpool and Portsmouth player reminded the club he was back following a loan spell at Stoke by scoring an outstanding goal in the reserves game last night.

O'Neill said: 'The situation with Berger is that he is back here now, obviously he has apologised for what had happened. His agent had mentioned about the possibility of him going somewhere abroad for the last few months, if that materialises, fine. If not, then he just gets his head down here and the team will get picked on merit as far as I am concerned. If he is doing well enough, then he will be back in contention.'

Adding, on the official site: 'His concern was that I had said somewhere, I didn't actually but I was quoted somewhere, that 'he will never kick another ball for this club'. I said that I never said that. And I said to him that of I did I would have said it to you first, Patrik.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 17 2007

Time: 11:17AM

Your Comments

.....possibly due to difficulty in getting new players?
tylervilla
Sounds fair enough to me. We need all hands to the pump at the moment. However no tears will be shed at the end of the season when his contract is up.
voiceoftheholte
Hendire and Berger back and in contention for a place in the team, I never realised the transfer market was that depressed.
col8
Fear - BBC Sport has knicked your "No Beef With Burger" headline, cheek of the week or what?
mackaavfc
I think MON has been misquoted, what he actually said is "the team is picked on merit unless your name is Hendrie"
jonah
He (Berger) looked o.k. last night, the old flash of genuine quality still there, but he's obviously, for a variety of reasons, no long term answer to any of our problems. Stunning goal though, and I'm still recovering from the fact that I witnessed a footballer in a Villa shirt actually prepared to have a shot on goal. Maybe we should play him at centre-forward on Saturday?
glensider
Sky are saying Berger is off to join Beckham in the MSL in the summer, thought when we signed him he was a money grabbin barstuard, one of the worse signings the club has ever made in my opinion.
mackaavfc
good player but always injured you would be better off getting him off your wage bill.
dazza71
Hopefully his stint at Stoke has brought him to his senses.
glensider
 

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