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Managers Reactions Post Chelsea Game

Managers Reactions Post Chelsea Game

Martin O'Neill said after the 2-0 win over Chelsea yesterday:

'I'm delighted for the fans and that should give the players a massive boost. It's great to beat one of these sides. We drew a number of games against the bigger sides last season, but to get the three points will give the players a real boost. It was a rousing spectacle. We came here with all guns blazing to try and win the game. We played with two wide players and had a go.'

And he singled out Martin Laursen for praise on the official site, 'I thought Laursen was sensational today and he head to be against a man I believe is the best centre forward in the world at this moment.'

Meanwhile Jose Mourinho said the league could be wide open this season,

'There is a lot of good teams in the league. There's a big improvement in the teams after the top so I think it can be more normal for the big teams to lose matches and points because the other teams have spent money, bought players and improved. Aston Villa is one example but you can find a lot of other examples so I think it is more difficult. It will be more difficult to play against these teams because they are better. The league is open but it is the first weekend of September and we are only five matches into the season.'

Adding: 'Aston Villa played well, Chelsea played well and in my opinion a point each would have been a fair result. But Chelsea made a mistake you cannot make. We are very organised in defence at set pieces. But a game that we were in control of after a solid first half changed with that goal early in the second half. After that, Villa were well organised, showed great spirit and had the crowd behind them.'

'The second goal means nothing to me in the context of the game. That can happen sometimes in the last couple of minutes when you are pushing forward. I accept the result but don't think it's fair - but Villa did not make the sort of mistake that we made.'

Not sure if any of us care whether he accepts it or thinks it's fair, we got the three points, he didn't!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday September 3 2007
Time: 11:15AM

Comments

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To be fair to mourinho, he's always been pretty respectful to the villa. You can hardly expect the proud entertainer to tone it down that much after a resounding loss.
johnnyuk
03/09/2007 11:22:00
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our goalkeeper was hardly man of the match and for a team as 'refined' as chelsea they did seem to hit a heck of alot of long balls which suited Laursen and Knight perfectly
andrew144
03/09/2007 11:27:00
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I think the loss of Lampard is what really hindered chelsea
Pking
03/09/2007 11:29:00
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A good win well done
huscarl
03/09/2007 11:32:00
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Absolutely Fantastic result!!! Well done villa, you deserved the win. I thought all your lads played brilliant but laursen stood out for me. made my day to see the chavs get whipped!!!!
powerspur
03/09/2007 14:40:00
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Thanks powerspur, it's been nice having all the plaudits from other fans. It doesn't happen much.
*Holte*End*Star*
04/09/2007 10:50:00
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Thought Martin kept himself well in check, and was quite reserved in his post match comments. Must have really made his Sunday to finally put one over his old adversary. COME ON YOU LIONS!!
glensider
04/09/2007 17:33:00
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Disagree Pking. What 'hindered' Chelsea that our lads were well and truly up for it from the off, never ever giving the visitors the chance to settle or have time and space on the ball. Matter of opinion I accept, but I dont think that Lampards presence would have made the slightest bit of difference to the outcome.
glensider
05/09/2007 15:28:00
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Then again, he is a good player, very good player in fact, but even so, I think we won because we were way more up for it. Chelsea disappointed.
glensider
27/11/2007 16:13:00
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