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Villa To Fly The Union Jack!?

Villa To Fly The Union Jack!?

Martin O'Neill looks set to try to emulate the 'buy British' management style employed by former Villa boss John Gregory (now of Queens Park Rangers)

MON said, 'I think we have a good sound base of homegrown players and something I would certainly like to add to in the future. That is not to say I have not been looking abroad to strengthen my squad.'

Adding 'Sometimes I look around the Villa dressing room and see a talented bunch of players. They hang out together and they know each other. I cannot say it is an overriding thought in my head that we could be nurturing the future of England football at Villa but it would be great if they could make the club a big power and to make themselves even better players would be fantastic.'

Must admit, although it would be nice to have a British team flying the flag, I'd rather see the Villa team winning the league, regardless of nationality!!!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday August 17 2007
Time: 4:11PM


I agree with your view JF. Reading between the lines it would seem therefore that Bosingwa is now off the radar, what a pity, he has a lot of flair.
17/08/2007 16:19:00
Nah it doesnt mean we wont be getting him in, he also says in the same article that the gap in quality on these shores is sometimes to great to buyt from here
17/08/2007 16:27:00
Buying British means spending cash (& inflated prices) - something MO'N hasn't come to terms with (just yet)!
17/08/2007 16:39:00
Buying ANYTHING will be a miracle!
17/08/2007 16:43:00
I agree leelindsay, buying itself appears to be a lost art at the moment.
17/08/2007 17:55:00
We need some foreign flair to rub off on our homegrown workmanlike brits.
17/08/2007 18:35:00
At least we haven't got a chinese ladyboy in charge (Blouse) Expect Wing, Wong, Ching, Chong, Cheng, Ting and Tong and others to descend in the coming months and years. The man looks a joke.
17/08/2007 18:40:00
yeah buy wait just buying someone would be a start
17/08/2007 18:44:00
Admirable thoughts from MON, but right now I'd settle for a Smethwick Egyptian if he was a capable right full back.
17/08/2007 19:18:00
look to the current poll... Hoyte has 24% so far... he's english... i think we should get both him and Bosingwa in... then Hoyte can start to pick up the foreign flair and there's another future England International in the Villa ranks :D I like the idea of buying british, villa have always had a high percentage of english people in the ranks!
17/08/2007 20:56:00
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