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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 Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday February 19 2008

Time: 10:09AM

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Suppose it sells papers and fills column inches?
The Fear
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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??
gappy65
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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
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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.
col8
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19/02/2008 10:45:00

I told you, every bloody time.
Carlosio
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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...
lorenzo
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19/02/2008 10:53:00

anfield has a larger capacity than villa park, lorenzo
JASON
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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
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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.
ExpatVillaShirt
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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. :)
RussianHammer
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19/02/2008 11:57:00

Blimey - leave it out, RussianHammer, you'll have our avfc48 crooning with delight! :o)
BobTheBuilder
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19/02/2008 13:24:00

As a Chelsea fan, I don't want this to happen because Liverpool would be great with him in charge. MON is one of the best in the PL and he's too good for Liverpool. I really respect him.
Fan of Blues
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19/02/2008 13:41:00

I'm way past worrying at these MON managerial links to all and sundry. MON to Liverpool? It aint gonna happen.
glensider
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19/02/2008 13:49:00

MON is happy at Villa what ever some fans think the majority realise that Villa are moving in the right direction and if MON can get his transfer dealings right in the summer he can force his way into the top 4 next season. As for Liverpool, I think they may be a sinking ship. Everton are definatly the team on Merseyside this year.
young_jonah
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19/02/2008 14:33:00

Liverpool do have a MASSIVE fan base and along with Manure, I think they could tempt most if not all managers. Shame about the fans though. Make up a large percentage of Britain's dole queue and strange speech impediment which forces them to spit constantly whilst talking. Even Deadly Doug was wise enough to choose Randy over the shaving foam tycoon*.
Villan444
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19/02/2008 15:32:00

I think it could test his resolve, but Randy wouldnt let him go without a fight, after reading an interview with him sounds like he would want no other person in charge. Its column inches thats all, not much on yesterday was there? My mate is lpool fan and wouldnt want MON it'll eitrher be Hiddink or mourinhio possibly. I hate these stories cos i do worry that there may be truth in it, I wouldnt want anyone else in charge, keep your joses's, capello's , MON for me, oh and the mighty harewood
krisvilla
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19/02/2008 15:44:00

why would he want to leave?? Villa are on the up whereas LFC is one huge mess. Liverpool will struggle to attract anyone .. too much expectation for the league which they will continue to fail to win. Too much pressure from the fans. Don't get me wrong Liverpool are one of Europe's biggest teams and most succesful but they have a large squad full of 'average' players. Gerrard and Tores are the only 2 to stand out. Their American owners dont care about Rafa, They dont care about the fans, Liverpool football club is in the wrong hands! A far cry from MON's and Randy Lerner's AVFC.
JeffBeck-TheLeftSide
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19/02/2008 16:51:00

Let 'em make an approach for David O'Leary. He's available and looking for work. MON is strictly off-bounds.
glensider
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20/02/2008 21:43:00

what i find funny about this, and it goes with what jeffbeck has said, how attractive is Liverpool right now?? aside from the fan base, etc.... further to this tale is some rumour sites that seem to be full of liverpool fans, are saying MON is going there and taking Young, Barry, and Gabby with him!!! not long ago they would not give Villa the time of day....speaks volumes i reckon about how good things are here. roll on boys!
leftfoot
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21/02/2008 02:56:00

 

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