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Marlon Harewood - Villa Is Home!

Marlon Harewood - Villa Is Home!

Marlon Harewood says coming to Villa feels like home thanks to the players and Martin O'Neill.

The former West Ham striker told the official site: 'I wouldn't say this has been a tough experience for me because the lads have just been awesome. I feel like I've been here ages really, they have gelled with me and I feel like I am at my 'homeplace'.'

He also says the tour of America was good as a 'bonding' experience adding, 'It's how I expected it to be really, how any professional would feel going to a new club. The atmosphere and the banter has been good. The lads just want to play football now and do really well this year.'

He says all the teams in the Premiership have talented players 'But you can tell that all the boys are ready. We don't want to lose any game, although it really isn't about pride. I personally do not want to lose any game, and I hope the rest of the lads are the same.'

I guess he has seen some of the negative reactions from Villa fans over his move as he added, 'I'm not trying to prove anyone right or wrong, apart from myself. I had a great season a couple of years ago (16 goals) and I want to carry on from there, and enjoy my football. Last year was a hard year for me personally and for West Ham, but now I have got a big task ahead of me and new people around me and I just have to make sure that I get back what I had before, try and maintain it and help the boys get to where they want to go.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 1 2007
Time: 10:27AM


Welcome King Marlon, good to have you on board.
01/08/2007 10:36:00
If only he could do his talking on the pitch
01/08/2007 11:02:00
Well his arrival seems to have atleast had 1 good by product. Luke Moore looks ready to rumble!
01/08/2007 11:07:00
He'll be fine, if he can chip in with a goal or two, great. If he scores ten plus, awesome. Welcome Marlon, at least he has taken our club to his heart, fair play.
01/08/2007 11:15:00
I hope he scored 8 this season that will make me happy but only 1 goal will not make me a happy Villian
01/08/2007 11:18:00
christo, lets hope he does, to be fair he hasn't been on the pitch for us in competitive football yet, if he can replicate the 16 goals from the season before last, most of us will be happy I'd have thought? I do think he could be on a hiding to nothing if he doesn't start brightly though, the boo boys will soon be at him I guess.
The Fear
01/08/2007 11:30:00
I actually liked him when he played for Forest and I guess we shouldn't boo him that will do his confidence no good
01/08/2007 11:44:00
we are talking about not booing him and he hasnt played in a proper game yet. Attitude needs to change a bit. After the previous lot it is a hard habit to shake i guess.
01/08/2007 12:02:00
I would like to see him start tonight alongside Luke, we all know what big J can do and could be a good partnership.
silkie villain
01/08/2007 12:08:00
booing shouldn't happen.....FULL has massive damaging effects on a team, why do you think we were struggling the season before last ? why do you think West Ham struggled this season.....D***head Boo Boys......scream, shout, moan, do whatever but don't boo the players, they don't go out there to play badly on purpose.......if you had a bad day at work, would you want the rest of your workplace booing you everytime you moved ? No, you wouldn't........egg 'em on, will them forward, SUPPORT anyone who wears the shirt, just don't boo. UTV
01/08/2007 12:15:00
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