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Villa Are In Europe This Season

Villa Are In Europe This Season

With Villa having a bit of time off, Martin O'Neill has teken them to Spain.

We have no game this weekend so the manager has thought it best to get the players away for some R+R in the hope of recharging batteries ahead of our final 12 game run in.

Speaking on the official site as they jetted off, O'Neill said:

'We hope the week's break can be as beneficial as it was last year. That's in the lap of the gods but I think the players have earned the right to do it.

'The same players have been going to the well every single time and this is a chance for us to recuperate.

'There are other teams going out there who aren't involved in the FA Cup. But it gives us time to work on a couple of things without interruption.

'Players such as Wayne Routledge, Moustapha Salifou and Isaiah Osbourne - who is knocking on the door - want to become a part of proceedings and we want to do a bit of work with them.'

Fans may remember O'Neill did the same last year, and I believe they have returned to the same training camp this time round.

'We went this time last year and we trained each morning and the sessions were pretty intense.

'Because the weather was fine for us last year, it was pretty good. Getting a bit of sun was terrific - although we're not guaranteed it - it might rain all the time.

'But it gives us the chance to get away for a few days. I think they have deserved it. Had we lost on Saturday, it might have been a different issue. We're taking all the squad apart from Patrik Berger, who's not fit and needs to get some work in.'


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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday February 11 2008
Time: 3:43PM

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Alright for some aint it! We pay you thousands of pounds per week, here have a working holiday too
krisvilla
11/02/2008 16:14:00
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If they take us into Europe with them next year then let them go.
Villan444
11/02/2008 16:18:00
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Pity Deano isn't off to Vegas this week. He could have took them with him, and they could have kept an eye on him, just to make sure he didn't let Vital Villa down.
glensider
11/02/2008 16:20:00
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It`s the right thing to do, keep fit and bond as a squad off the park. Lucky sods.
Fletch
11/02/2008 16:43:00
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reo Coker should of got man of the match, he was the key player... Carew got his hatrick so I supposed will steal the show.
leelindsay
11/02/2008 16:46:00
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Bit tight on berger - lol
EvertonMike
11/02/2008 16:51:00
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Berger is about as useful as petrov's scoring /passing/tacking/ boots!
krisvilla
11/02/2008 17:10:00
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Berger is about as useful right now as an arseless eunoch at a buggery convention. He needs to be at BH in an attempt to get himself fit and into some sort of shape.
glensider
11/02/2008 18:11:00
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always have to go one better glensider! i like the way your imagination ran away with Berger's usefulness ha ha
krisvilla
11/02/2008 19:06:00
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Lets hope there are no high jinks! I'm sure we have a professional squad who know how to behave. Can you imagine it though!? Especially if there are a few teams at the same place which MON has suggested.
Adam Deuce
12/02/2008 01:05:00
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