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MON - Brilliant, Brilliant Effort

MON - Brilliant, Brilliant Effort

Martin O'Neill told the official site after the 4-4 thriller against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge he thought we'd done enough to win the game.

'We did enough there to win three games. It was an extraordinary effort from the team. We came out and dominated from the very start - at a place where Chelsea haven't lost for quite some time.'

Adding, 'It was just a brilliant, brilliant effort. They've come from behind with just ten men. Some people will point out Chelsea had nine men, but we had ten for most of the second-half. This was not just about the spirit, which was phenomenal, but in terms of ability. We've come here and given a really good account of ourselves. It says a lot that I'm actually disappointed with a draw. I really felt we deserved three points.'

He also says the away fans were once again fantastic.

Meanwhile Chelsea have released a statement on their official site saying they will appeal the Ashley Cole red card on the grounds of 'wrongful dismissal'. How can it be wrongful to send off Cashley Hole?!?!

Ricardo Carvalho has also released a statement saying on Chelsea's official site: 'It was never my intention to hurt Gabriel Agbonlahor with the tackle. I was going for the ball and I don't want people to think that I tried to hurt another player. I didn't see him after the game to apologise but I asked for a message to be passed on to him.'

Hmmm, not the most interesting of statements, in fact a bit of an anti climax, but hey ho!

I'll update later with reaction from Chelsea boss Avram Grant. Either that or I'll go and have a beer and totally forget. Quite exciting the amount of options I have in life.

Avram Grant interview: Click Here

Avram Grant obviously saw a different game to the Villa manager an fans as he said they dominated and have dropped points.

"For the supporters it's an exciting game, for us, we dropped two points. We dominated the game, controlled the game."

Adding "We conceded a goal from a free kick, but then we made it 4-3 at the end of the game - then we conceded a penalty. Of course I'm disappointed."

He also says that Cole should not have been sent off and that it wasn't a pen. The club have already said they'll appeal.

"I don't like to speak, it's the decision of the referee. I saw now it was not a penalty."

I don't like to speak about but but it wasn't a penalty. You've just spoken about it you fool!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday December 26 2007
Time: 4:59PM

Comments

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Avram Grant is such a *****, i saw the interview with him, No respect for Villa what so ever.
Villa 4 Ever
26/12/2007 17:21:00
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hopefully arsenal will beat pompey, after our sticky period we will still be in the europe positions ! looking good so far, and no zat knight for a game or two, woo!!
krisvilla
26/12/2007 17:37:00
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i gotta agree that avram grant is a ***** after that interview. we played them off the park and got stitched up by the ref and he can only complain about a penalty that WAS the right decision. is it just me or are we outplaying every single team we play?! its phenomenal we haven't won in 5, we have been so unlucky - but i am still loving it because we are awesome! good times ahead!!
ric112
26/12/2007 17:44:00
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We still need a clinical striker. Once we get our own van nistelburger i think that's when villa will start to really shine on a regular basis.
johnnyuk
26/12/2007 17:48:00
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Another day to be proud to be Villa. I saw the game but didn't see the AG interview. Felt sorry for Maloney but MON had no choice. Loved MON's interview regards decisions against. More than deserved the point. UTV
Adam Deuce
26/12/2007 17:54:00
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Can i just say we are one of the top scoring teams in the premiership, are we really in despertae need of a quality stiker?
krisvilla
26/12/2007 17:58:00
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We're creating tons more chances than the goals we're creating. Perhaps that's a mark of a good team, but surely a great team would have someone who puts more of those chances away than we do. The defence is clearly something that needs shoring up but i think that someone up front who has an eye for goal would see us make that jump to europe.
johnnyuk
26/12/2007 18:02:00
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yeah totally. we need another clinical striker maybe to come off the bench. but who would you drop? carew and agbonlahor are both irreplaceable at the moment. perhaps if we had defoe coming off the bench instead of harewood we would pick up a few more points. on another note, i am looking forward to seeing davies or cahill get a run in the team in place of knight.
ric112
26/12/2007 18:12:00
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I think harewood always looks threatening when he comes on, should give him more of a chnce if the hulk is not playin well or injured
krisvilla
26/12/2007 18:19:00
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May i just add that Phil Dowd is a ****? No penalty when he gave them that lifeline 4 minutes into first half injury....and that free-kick outside our box for Ballack to score? We out played Chelsea...got decisions against us and still held them...brilliant Villa. I'm off to ask Martin Tyler when last 4 goals were scored against Chelsea at the Bridge
reza
26/12/2007 19:17:00
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