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Pathetic O'Neill Link To Liverpool

Pathetic O'Neill Link To Liverpool

Here we go again, a managers spot might be in jeopardy so who do the papers link to the job?

Yup, our very own Martin O'Neill.

According to the press Rafa Benitez only has a couple of weeks to save his job after falling foul of the new owners and also falling way short - once again - of the Premier League race. Having been humiliatingly knocked out of the FA Cup at the weekend by Barnsley, it seems his only hope of survival, if the press are to be believed, is progressing in the Champions League.

According to the Mirror today, Martin O'Neill is 'a real contender' for the job. They also claim Jose Mourinho and Frank Rijkaard are on the list of possible replacements. Surely Mourinho would make more sense as he is still out of work since leaving (cough) Chelsea in the summer. The only worrying thing for us is that MON is on a rolling contract so possibly could consider other moves if he wanted.

However, I'd suggest this is yet more paper rubbish, why would he need to leave Villa where he is left to his own devices by a top owner to go to a club who have seen their reputation as a family club fall apart since the arrival of American joint owners tweedle dee and tweedle dumb?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday February 19 2008
Time: 10:09AM


Suppose it sells papers and fills column inches?
The Fear
19/02/2008 10:11:00
Well The Fear it's all very predictable, let's just hope MON has ethics and see's the brilliant job he is doing at Villa through to the end,with us lifting the European cup again!!!! Anyway why would he leave to go to a club in turmoil thats level pegging with us??
19/02/2008 10:19:00
Papers are bound to link him with all such jobs but I can't think of one good reason why he might go there but quite a few why he wouldn't.
pongo wearing
19/02/2008 10:39:00
The thing is MON will be linked with any high profile job in football, despite what some think he is highley regarded in the game as a man manager. He will be linked to just about anything. Clubs give their supporters a feelgood factor if they tell them MON could be their next manager, cant blame them for that but the only thing assured in football is one day MON WILL leave Aston Villa.
19/02/2008 10:45:00
I told you, every bloody time.
19/02/2008 10:46:00
Why would he leave to go to a club with worse chairmen, smaller ground, more debt, huge expectation that's unlikely to be fulfilled for years, and will finish in a lower league position come May? Complete nonsense...
19/02/2008 10:53:00
anfield has a larger capacity than villa park, lorenzo
19/02/2008 10:58:00
I can't see MON leaving VP until he either gets the sack (not likely any time soon) or he feels he can take the club no further. Given his free reign at VP and the relationship he has with Randy combined with the potential to do pretty much anything in club football I can't see him leaving even for MUTD so Liverpool, with their current owners, will not be an attractive proposition for him.
Villain Of The North
19/02/2008 11:09:00
He'd be crazy to leave right now. He's already a hero, and could cement his place as a legend by getting Villa into Europe and into a position where we can challenge the top 4 (and we're not doing too badly on that front are we ? better than usual...) If he joined Liverpool he'd have to put up with the pressure of the fans wanting them to win the Premiership, CL and everything else *immediately*, which is unrealistic of couse (but try telling that to a Red Scouser). Paper nonsense. Get stuffed Liverpool, you can't have him.
19/02/2008 11:27:00
I misread the headline as "Pathetic O'Neill Linked To Liverpool", heh. No offence meant, I quite like MON. :)
19/02/2008 11:57:00
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