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Villa Don't Have A Bad Apple

Villa Don't Have A Bad Apple

He who walks on water, Brian Little, says that Marlon Harewood will become a major success at Villa.

In a report in the Birmingham Mail, the former Villa striker and manager said:

'Martin O'Neill has a knack of getting the best out of players. Lots of people are interested to see how Marlon does this season. The key is Martin O'Neill - he is capable of getting the best out of anyone and everyone. And Marlon is certainly capable. It is no concern to me. It is not a bad signing at all.'

Adding this great quote, 'You can't always get the best apples out of the tree all the time. He is fairly typical of the modern player, it is just the all-round consistency that separates the top-of-the-tree players from those who eek out a living. The season before last he was marvellous and people were eating their words. Then last season everything that could go wrong, did go wrong for West Ham. So it was no surprise that the team was broken up, but I think he can do well from this.'

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 21 2007
Time: 12:38PM


I really want Marlon to do well..... people will be on his back in seconds if he has a bad game. If Big John is injured he should start
21/08/2007 12:50:00
We all want any player that puts on the shirt to do well, Harewood is no exception.
21/08/2007 13:03:00
0 he gives his all in claret and blue, then all should get behind him. He is a villa player now, end of......lets all get behind him and wish him well
21/08/2007 13:10:00
101 uses for Marlon Harewood #3 - Filling for an apple crumble. (See Vital Fanzine thread for explanation)
21/08/2007 13:19:00
Is it me or was Brian Little having a laugh? Look at the quote - top of the tree, eat there words, etc etc? I quite like Marlon, very difficult to defend against.
21/08/2007 13:34:00
Bring back DOL and let him spend like he did at Leeds. Look what DOL did to leeds with resources he had - just shows what an awful manager he really is.
21/08/2007 13:36:00
Good to read Brian's assessment of the Marlon Harewood signing. He talks a lot of sense. Of course it wont be accepted by the idiots who have already decided that they're 100% against our new signing, simply because he's not one of the European superstars that they hilariously thought would end up at B6 this summer.
21/08/2007 13:39:00
Marlon is a complete nightmare to mark(just ask OLLY) and admittedly he blows hot and cold in front of goal, but with Gabby or luke playing off him he creates space for the other forward. He will give 100% effort and if he can find consistency he will be a good signing for us..
21/08/2007 13:52:00
Agree good comments from the Little man. (Does the bad apple comment imply that this article is a de-cider?)
21/08/2007 13:52:00
There would be nothing better than this guys proving his critics wrong. £3-4m is nothing for a striker especially if he can offer something. We will see, My guess is that the noses will get on at the villa about him not scoring especially when he's played ten minutes here and ten minutes there! They laughed at Crouch in the same way!!
21/08/2007 14:02:00
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