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O'Neill Right Back To Target In Jan?

O'Neill Right Back To Target In Jan?

Martin O'Neill says he will try again for his right-back target come January after missing out on him this summer.

On he explained:

'In the end, I'd like to have had a natural right-back in the team that we were hoping to get. That's why I thought he was worth waiting for, for some time. However things didn't materialise in the way I'd have liked them to have done and I still believe now at this minute that it's worth waiting for until January time. Nothing's definite but I'm led to believe from the club itself that something can be done. That was the only disappointment - the rest I was really happy with, getting Zat Knight, Curtis Davies and Moustapha Salifou in late on.'

Seems strange that we weren't able to get one right-back whilst waiting mind you, surely we need strength in depth? Still, it is results that speak the loudest and our start is good!

He also adds on another link, 'I saw that we were linked with Lassana Diarra, but I spoke to his agent weeks ago and he always wanted to go to Arsenal. But that wasn't a problem.'

He insists there is more quality and competition for places after having more time to prepare this summer after the rush of last season, 'This time we knew we'd be in a better position because we had more time to prepare. At the end of it all, I'm happy with the squad and yes I could have brought in another three players, but I'd have preferred those players to have been of real quality.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday September 4 2007
Time: 12:26PM


Lets hope Man City have a nightmare few months and that the owner is deported. That should then ensure that Micah Richards finds his way into the Villa revolution.
04/09/2007 12:43:00
From what I have seen of Mon's Spring and Summer signings so far, I'll go with his choice.
04/09/2007 13:02:00
Richards are you having a laugh. The only players that have come to you is never has beens and never will be,s. He will go to a big club Man u Arsenal Liverpool or chelsea. Your not even the big in Birmingham.
04/09/2007 13:19:00
So tell me shoe hammer. What time is your school lunch break over? Not a very good comment considering it is from sombody who supports the 5th biggest club in London.
04/09/2007 13:25:00
Defensively I’ll be interested to see how things pan out over this year. I remember during the transfer window MON stated that he wanted to get the contracts of Melberg and Sorrenson tied up, yet this hasn’t happened. Then MON buys 2 central defenders and in the first game following the transfer window moves Mellberg to RB and plays Knight in the centre, with our most expensive CB still to play. Is this an indication that MON does not expect Mellberg signing a new contract and will be using him as RB cover until next summer when he will be free to leave, whilst trying to establish a new CB partnership?
Hoss The Villain
04/09/2007 13:38:00
Perhaps you could try Sevilla for Alves now their stuck with a player who doesn't want to be there because they held out for a ridiculous amount of money.
04/09/2007 13:41:00
Ha ha ha ha I've got to laugh at Shoe Hammer's comments...Does this bloke not realise who WH have spent money on since Curbs took over. Ljungberg, Dyer and Upson spring to mind at that comment!! At least O'Neill has bought players that will play in a number of games over the season and not sit on the injury table whilst collecting their £80,000 a week wages!!
04/09/2007 14:02:00
West Sham are the fith biggest supported club in Landan behind The Arse, CSKAhelski, Spuds and Manure.
04/09/2007 14:05:00
But lets all give it to West Ham Fc for having possibly the most violent fans in history!!!. Always something to be proud of.
04/09/2007 15:00:00
and west ham is a complete *****e hole in one of the worst parts of london that you wouldnt urinate on if it were on fire.
04/09/2007 15:25:00
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