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Berger Still Has Villa Role

Berger Still Has Villa Role

Martin O'Neill is delighted that Patrik Berger has regained fitness and he hopes he can still have an impact this season.

Despite recent comments about moving to Slavia and being tapped up by Vladimir Smicer (legally I must add) for a move when his contract expires in the summer, O'Neill has his fingers crossed that Berger can have the same impact as last season once his fitness levels are right.

Speaking to the Evening Mail, O'Neill commented:

'His pre-season was going particularly well and he then got injured the day before the Liverpool game.

'Psychologically that was a big knock-back for him. He had ended the season so brilliantly the year before.

'He has been thwarted by injuries this year, but anybody is capable of coming in because we don't have the numbers.

'And I am delighted to see him back again. If he is fully fit he has got every available opportunity. Anything like the impact he made in the last third of last season will be good enough.'

Berger played an hour of last nights reserve fixture and set up O'Halloran's equiliser, so with Petrov being benched again, Berger has every chance now if he can stay fit, to give us a proper farewell and help push us closer to our European aims in the remaining matches.



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday February 26 2008
Time: 3:23PM

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Quality player who can make a difference in small bursts. Such a shame his injuries have robbed the chance of us seeing him more but as said in the article, he made a great impact at the end of last season so who knows, he might do a repeat as a final hurrah in the Prem this season.
The Fear
26/02/2008 17:05:00
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It would be great if Berger can rediscover the form of this time last year. He really did turn quite a few games in our favour.
Adam Deuce
26/02/2008 20:54:00
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I think there are pyramids younger than this guy. If we are relying on berger to get us into europe we may as well forget it now.
tylervilla
26/02/2008 23:51:00
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'His pre-season was going particularly well and he then got injured '....well, none of us saw that coming.
tylervilla
26/02/2008 23:52:00
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Jesus Tyler, who shoved what up your ass? Chin up, old bean.
Carlosio
27/02/2008 00:06:00
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you don't become a regular team fighting for Eiorpean qualification with maybe players and Berger is the biggest maybe player we have, if not the only maybe player we have. His time is gone, perhaps he should be too
avfc48
27/02/2008 15:14:00
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AVFC48 - can't wait to see next article from you if we qualify for Europe this year.
YatesyVillain
28/02/2008 02:44:00
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