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Gabriel Agbonlahor was asked on Sky Sports News about his argument with Marlon Harewood at the end of the win against Everton yesterday.

The scorer of the second goal said: 'I think just everyone is passionate to just score more goals. It was just a passionate thing from Marlon really, so it's alright.'

Must admit I was surprised that Gabby didn't think twice arguing with Harewood, not sure I'd go out of my way to row with him, especially if I was the size of Gabby mind you, he can run fast I guess!

The Villa boss also commented saying that Gabby was trying to play time and go to the corner. Not from my view he wasn't, he was going for goal himself as all strikers do. Mind you, if he ever does learn to look up and go for better options - ie use a footballers brain - he could become a gem of a player.

Martin O'Neill said: 'I see it from Gabby's view because there are two minutes to go and we are 2-0 up. Why give the ball away? That's what we were taught years ago and if you do that you put yourself under pressure. I can understand the centre-forward's thinking that he might be in with a chance of a goal, but Gabby made the right decision and things are fine between them.'

Meanwhile Phil Neville, who got between the players to break the argument up also says there is nothing to worry about. 'Villa had just won 2-0 so I couldn't understand why they were arguing really. I was in the same hotel as Marlon on holiday in the summer and got to know him quite well. I just pulled him away. It is one of those situations where Marlon is desperate to score and so is the other lad and you then have a bit of a go at each other. It is the sort of thing which happens every day of the week. It is just one of those things.'



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday September 24 2007
Time: 12:32PM

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handbags at dawn is right. I can't believe the amount of attention this one, small, incident has gotten.
jonah
24/09/2007 12:38:00
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to be fair, i think its quite a nice thing to see, it shows both players give a damn to be fair - gabby doing the right thing and keeping the ball, homerwood gagging to score a goal. I remember some matches under oleary and no one wanted the ball!!!!!!!!!
Stig
24/09/2007 12:51:00
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to be fair, could i post 'to be fair' any more? to be fair?
Stig
24/09/2007 12:52:00
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They were just having a few words nothing else.I feel sorry for Marlon the guy wants a goal desperatley,hopefully he will get his chance against Tottenham.
Pking
24/09/2007 13:00:00
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Aye - a little passion is a good thing - as long as they do a Bowyer / Dyer
xfranc
24/09/2007 13:06:00
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Would have much preferred it if they had both turned their frustration and aggression on the talentless hacker and throw-on specialist Phil Neville who isn't fit to tie either of their laces let alone play for England (rant over)
Villan444
24/09/2007 13:43:00
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I was screaming for the ball to be played to Marlon. Gabby was not heading for the corner. But I will take that result all season.
NY Villa
24/09/2007 14:06:00
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If we knew what happens on the training ground every single day of the week, then this little dust-up wouldn't have rated a mention. A showing of passion, that was all.
glensider
24/09/2007 14:14:00
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I hold no brief for Phil Neville Villan444, but fair play to the guy for stepping in on something he could have walked away from. Thanks PN.
BobTheBuilder
24/09/2007 14:26:00
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Young and Gardner didnt seem too happy with Harewood either. He's meant to be a trouble maker according to my mate who's a Hammers fan. Doesnt seem mr popular with the current youngsters anyway. I though Harewood was injured with a knee injury anyway?
son_of_cher
24/09/2007 16:05:00
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