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Paul Merson Worries For Villa

Paul Merson Worries For Villa

Just watched the game summary on Sky and their guest Magic man Paul Merson said he feared for Villa.

I know the quotes will go against the grain and some will no doubt jump up and down in anger, but - depending on purchases this January which will make or break our season - I tend to agree.

The former Villa, Portsmouth and Arsenal player said about us:

'I don't know what they have got if you know what I mean. If they are losing and they are behind, they have no plan b.'

Adding, 'Its lump forward, flick on, get the ball in the middle. Sometimes that doesn't work in the top league.'

'I worry for Villa, I just think they are going to be one of those teams that finish 8th, 9th or 10th.'

Hmmm, harsh or fair, what do you think?

Personally, it is all on who we bring in transfer wise January, a few quality buys and things could well change.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday December 8 2007
Time: 5:02PM


I think Merse is probably right. I can't see us bring in many come January.
still skeggy
08/12/2007 17:10:00
Oh come on, ok two defeats one unlucky one not so unlucky but Villa hav been playing well this season. Today just seemed to be one of those games and Pompey were very physical, villa didnt look a match, Laursen got knocked over a few times and was lucky to get free kicks out of em. David James with a brilliant save from Agbonlahor. it's a setback but surely a win next week, we got quality, just need to add to it in some areas. I think merse was a great player but his punditry is a little lacking, cant judge on this one game what villa are about!
08/12/2007 17:14:00
He's half right, our midfield was poor, but the early home goal helped them big time.
08/12/2007 17:17:00
He's right we have no plan B
08/12/2007 17:23:00
forget 'plan b' we have no 'plan a', gabby and young run and dive, we get free kicks and hope to score that way, we need flair players or someone to play killer passes
08/12/2007 17:36:00
We were unlucky not to get a result today, really unlucky not to score through Gabbi, Laursen X2 in the first half. They had 2 shots on target all game! We were robbed of at least a point. We looked dangerous at every turn.....jees cannot believe some comments!
08/12/2007 17:54:00
I think i have to agree with part of what Mers says. in the villa side we a a bit 1 dimensional, Plenty of toil not much guile, if you close down the wings mostly young we're struggleing. Today we was unlucky we created some good chances but they fell to centre halves. Apart from Gabby hitting the bar, to sum up a bad day at the office but i think we'llhave more to come. Thats not me be negative because i'm a possitve fan generally but its only in year two of the five year plan. MoN has plenty of rebuilding to do. I dont expect massive reansfer activity. we need to prove ourselves in the league if we're to attract great players not just good ones. MoN can only pull a player so far the chance of silverware does the rest.
08/12/2007 18:03:00
Merson is right a very,very accurate assessment
08/12/2007 18:33:00
we need a merson in the team, that's what he's saying. no surprise. we weren't any better when he was playing.
08/12/2007 18:43:00
At the moment we are a 9th or 10th place team this time last year we were a 10th -13th place team.
08/12/2007 19:00:00
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