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There Is 'Something' About Villa!

Hyder Jawad has spoken to former manager Dr Jozef Venglos in today's Birmingham Post.

Dr Joe speaks of the proud history at Villa, 'There is something about Aston Villa. Something about their history, their tradition, their stadium that makes them a great historical institution. So when I read about things changing at Villa, things getting better, about new owners, I think to myself that this club will always be great - no matter who is in charge.'

And he also backs the Villa boss saying, 'I know Martin O'Neill and I rate him highly. It is not true to say I know him deeply but I have met him many times and I have always come away impressed by his knowledge and his human qualities. He has a big reputation among coaches in Europe. He is a good coach and a good tactician but he is most known for having the ability to bring out the best in his players.' Also stating that O'Neill always plans for the future, 'Judge him by what he has achieved elsewhere and you will find that he is a man who likes to build and strengthen. The planning is long-term but there will also be short-term successes.'

And on his Villa period he adds, 'I enjoyed my time with Villa and I enjoyed working with Doug Ellis. It was only for a season, and maybe I should have gone to Villa a few years later, but I look upon my time there with a lot of good feeling.'

'Villa are so important to me. They have always had a strong feeling for the young footballer and they do produce many of their own players.'

He also says to the Mail reporter, 'Do you know any Villa supporters?' (Hyder says yes) 'Then please give them my best wishes.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday September 5 2007
Time: 5:28PM

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Well hello Dr Joseph.......
astonmilan
05/09/2007 19:26:00
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we were the forefront of signing ''foriegn'' managers.....when he signed for us everyone went who?......look how many foriegn managers are in the prem now....he is right when he said he was there too early....you could say we started the trend for foriegn managers, we just could not sustain it.......Doug for all his faults tried something different that a lot of the prem clubs are now doing as the norm......Keep the Faith
imavillan
05/09/2007 20:32:00
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Dr Joe use to big us up when he was manager, nice bloke average manger.
chris the villan
05/09/2007 20:39:00
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A few years before his time. All the best Jo.
Dannygav
05/09/2007 20:40:00
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just some lovely quotes from him. Think he was too advanced in many ways, maybe he was a trailblazer in his own right though, trying to get the players to eat properly in those days was to convince them to stop after 10 pints!!
The Fear
05/09/2007 20:55:00
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Dr Jo is welcome back to VP anytime - he gave it his best shot, but it just wasn't meant to be. Training regimes and drink culture was probably his biggest battle, but many say the techniques Venglos introduced in the early 90s are similar to the ones Wenger used during Arsenal's short domination 8-9 years later. A good, imaginative piece of journalism from Hyder Jawad too....
bazzah
05/09/2007 21:19:00
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Im not in the slightest bit buzzing about the win on Sunday what is wrong with me!Venglos did an outstanding job with Czecheslovakia
Pking
05/09/2007 21:20:00
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Dr Jo was a poor Celtic manager. MON should never speak to him again! The strain he and others put Celtic under was a disgrace. Only MON came and rescued us!
rk1888
05/09/2007 22:36:00
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That's one interpretation ;-)
ForeverHoop
06/09/2007 01:33:00
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I heard from a particular person, well involved at the time, that Venglos got absolutely no respect from the players. I think it was just a manager well before his time.
LeoTheLion
06/09/2007 11:38:00
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