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O'Neill, Friendlies & Villa Rumours!

O'Neill, Friendlies & Villa Rumours!

Martin O'Neill has spoken to the official site about the pre-season tour saying:

'Overall the trip has been very good for the players. The hospitality has been first-class and we've had some very good sessions out here. The new boys have quickly integrated into the squad and the players have worked very hard. It would be nice to end the trip with another victory tonight (v Columbus)'

He is also interviewed today in The Mirror, I'm not totally sure what the article achieves really, nothing that we've not already been told and some of it seems to go over very old ground about his break from the game, HOW BOSS WILL WAKE SLEEPING GIANT

O'Neill, speaking to the fawning Oliver Holte, says: 'Randy Lerner wants to bring the good days back to Villa. He wants to keep the old traditions but he wants to move things on, too. The new training ground, for instance, is magnificent. He doesn't expect overnight success and he doesn't expect to be challenging for stuff until there is an infrastructure in place. He wants to build a football club here. I think he has a trust in me and I want to repay that. I have a driving ambition to make the football club successful.'

Cool, all sounds good, now buy some players to make these dreams come true!

The press recently have gone fairly quiet on links with Alan Smith a supposed target according to the Daily Mail (can't see it, we've enough strikers surely and the likes of Luke Moore and Gabriel Agbonlahor are much better, younger prospects?).

According to the gossip today we are also apparently in a tussle with Newcastle United for 24-year-old Porto right-back Jose Bosingwa, reportedly worth around £3million and 6ft 4inch FC Copenhagen central defender Brede Hangeland rated at £4m.

A right-back at Villa? What a good idea! ;o)

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday July 28 2007
Time: 10:20AM

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I think that is the main point in all of this, that RL & MON are trying to build a football club. I think perhaps that much of it is rebuilding a football club. So things aren't just going to happen overnight and I much prefer the approach MON is taking to that of Man City & West Ham. They're splashing big money & big wages for a quick fix and in my view we are much better off building steadily around our base of young players
Geordie_Villa
28/07/2007 11:09:00
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Big difference being that WHam and ManCity were both starting off from a far weaker position than us as regarding the players at the clubs, but they have at least now spent big in an attempt to push themselves on. Just because we started from a better position is no real reason not to splash the cash - however ONLY IF the right players become available. I have to say that i'm not a huge fan of some of the players they have bought. So i'm reserving my disappointment at the lack of activity this moment, in expectation that the players we are really interested in are somewhere on the horizon pre end of transfer window.......
YatesyVillain
28/07/2007 11:36:00
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Better and more enjoyable to read the Daily Mirror article, as opposed to so called experts in the shape of Andy Gray and Tony Cascarino giving MON in particular, and AVFC in general, a right hammering via their supposed words of wisdom. Oliver Holte is clearly out to notch up the brownie points.
glensider
28/07/2007 13:43:00
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It was not that many weeks ago the pundits were tipping Vill to break into the top 6 in the league, the papers and Talk Sport in particular were bullshipping Villa right up.
col8
01/08/2007 03:08:00
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Yes, its amazing how quickly the media boys can change their tune. They change like the weather.
glensider
06/08/2007 14:34:00
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