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Capello - Villa's New Friend

Capello - Villa's New Friend

Speaking on the official site, Carew has commented that Fabio Capello is a man with a 'special aura', and he would know after playing under the new England manager during his time at Roma.

'Capello made an impression straight away. He had a special aura.

'When England decided they were not going to look for a British manager, I was not surprised they asked Capello.

'He has done great things. The England players will find that Capello can turn you into a special player and make a very good team - it is something that is born with the man, it is like gold.

'Wherever Capello goes, he succeeds.'

Nigel Reo-Coker on the other hand doesn't have so much praise for the man, what he does have however is a favour to ask, he wants to convince Capello to give him a chance in an England shirt.

Speaking also on the official site, NRC said simply:

'Just give me a chance.'

Fair enough that wasn't all he said, would've made a very small article if he had wouldn't it.

'England now have a new manager and it is down to how he wants to run the team.

'The situation with England has always been the same old faces regardless of how they have been performing for their clubs.

'I understand Capello watched our FA Cup tie against Man U but it will be difficult to judge any one player on just one game.'

Reo-Coker goes further and also makes comments about the reactionary media who can't seem to make their minds up as to whether England has the best talent in the world, or then has no talent whatsoever.

'Personally, I really do believe that England has an abundance of talent. I really hate it when England lose a game and football critics start writing that the talent is not good enough.

'I don't believe that view as Gareth Barry is a classic example with his England performances.

'Not so long ago he was dropped from the England squad and was out of contention. He might well not have had another chance this season if Lampard had not been injured.

'But he has taken his chance and earned himself a lot of praise for his performances.

'This is a good example of how people might not know just how good a player can perform for England if he is not given the opportunity.

'The hardest part is getting that opportunity and given enough chances to establish yourself.

'But football is topsy-turvy and things change so quickly. I have set my sights on trying to force myself into winning England recognition.'

I think personally that's a dream that could come true for NRC BUT not yet I don't think. He needs to keep improving as a player and becoming more influencial during matches first before he can really stake a claim for the England side.

He certainly wouldn't do him any harm however if he was brought into the squad and has a little taste. The same is true for our other young players though.

It would be nice to see a strong Villa contingent in the England team again.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Sunday January 6 2008
Time: 3:16PM


NRC aint good enough for international and he is marginally better than mcCann
06/01/2008 15:24:00
And our players put in a great performance, NOT. NRC will never play for England. Mark my words.
el sid
06/01/2008 15:28:00
Special aura my arse, he is an Italian making a fortune out of the FA who should have got an English, or at least a British man to run the team. Mercanaries at the FA think they can buy the world cup. Hope to be proved wrong but can't see NRC being an England regular unless he blossoms in the next year or so. Also not sure about Gabby, think he has a great deal of development to do first as his footballing brain is nowhere as quick as his feet. You watch Ronaldo yesterday, he was constantly looking who was around him to pass to, Gabby was head down and running.
The Fear
06/01/2008 16:40:00
Me, Me, Me. Nige also talks about players going to a larger club if they are shining in the "Martins the man" article. If only he could pass aswell as he can talk. Just a good athlete and big mouth IMO. But everyone at Villa seems to be quicker, stronger and have a poorer touch these days. Maybe Bodymoore and the weights need to be used less.
06/01/2008 17:06:00
marginley better than mcCann? oh yeah that's the one. He's twice the player of McCann!McCann was okay for about six games an then went in to that series of giving the bakll away o the enge of the area and the other team scoring! Coker is a great charecter and aiming high can not help anybody. Would you prefer him to be coming out saying, now we have a new coach i think he should keep the same players as normal, not take notice of young english players doing well for there clubs and no one is good enough to make the step, ever.
06/01/2008 17:42:00
i doubt the use weights with their feet V444! How will weight training affect their passing?
06/01/2008 17:44:00
NRC is a thousand times better than McCann who was awful, he will also I think get his chance with England if he keeps on developing. MON has given him a new role this season and he adjusting well. As for Gabby he will make it but he does need to develop his game more but he is improving all the time. Ronaldo did nothing yesterday until Rooney came on up to that point he was taken out of the game. Gabby sometimes has nobody to pass to and has to go it alone but he has pace and makes good instinctive runs awareness will come with experience. I think we could easily see 4 of the current Villa squad in a future England line up.
06/01/2008 17:56:00
golly gee krisvilla that is the most stupid comment i have heard for about 26 1/2 days.
06/01/2008 18:05:00
There was an article in the papers today about Akinbiyi being banned from using weights by Burnley as his pace has slowed because his upper body bulk had increased. This sort of explains what I was trying to say. If you have more bulk than you are used to then you have more power and more weight on yourself and your touch isn't as good. There are no muscle men who are good passers. Large muscle gives you power. The likes of Les ferdinand and Jimmy Flloyd.... spring to mind in that although they had powerful shots they weren't renowned for their passing. The skinny likes of Becks etc can pass. Just a minor passing comment ( ;-D .) and I am not trying to claim to be an expert and don't have images of our players with dumbbells attached to their toes all day.
06/01/2008 22:32:00
VILLA VILLA VILLA, apolgies for my stoopid comment but NRC just dont impress me he runs from his own area to the middle of the pitch becuase he cant pass it from his own area to the middle of the pitch, he has to run to a team mate and get within a yard of him to actually attempt a pass, I just dont think he looks that good
07/01/2008 01:06:00
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