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O'Neill - Villa Were Scintillating

Now that was more like it!

Martin O'Neill said after the 4-0 win that Villa were terrific and at times scintillating and from his comments on the official site, he seems a very relieved and happy man(ager)

The Villa boss said:

'I was delighted with that. I thought the performance was magnificent. It was really important to get the first goal and that was something we set out to do. It's been far too long at Villa Park since we got the first goal - I think it was Reading back in January. But while that was important, I thought our overall performance was really terrific. I think the crowd were treated to some scintillating football and that today was us more or less back to our best.'

Adding he was also pleased we kept a clean sheet, first in 18 games I believe: 'We also kept a clean-sheet for the first time in ages and I was pleased with everyone. We had a little spell just after half-time where we had to defend stoutly and maybe we got a wee bit of luck once or twice. But just as Bolton felt they might be coming back into the game we got a magnificent second goal and took the game away from them.'

He also pinpoints Gabby and Barry adding, 'I also thought Stiliyan Petrov did very well indeed, but there were plenty of impressive performances and there's a bit of a buzz again around the dressing room.'

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday April 5 2008

Time: 6:33PM

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Seems you're on your way to Europe next season!
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05/04/2008 18:47:00

well played petrov, made passes that others dont see, and balanced the midfield up well.
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05/04/2008 19:04:00

about time
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05/04/2008 19:51:00

i love how petrov is leading the poll. it shows how much villa fans want him to succeed. come on still yan we believe in you!
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06/04/2008 02:19:00

we need bees if Villa wants the buzz to stay in the dressing rooms =/
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06/04/2008 03:44:00

Fan of Blues, I hope thats the music :-) Welcome to Vital Villa
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06/04/2008 06:00:00

Petrov played one of his better games for sure, but if anyone other than Barry wins the man-of-the-match poll I think it would be a travesty. Our captain fantastic was all over the pitch last night (in a good way) and could have quite easily bagged himself a hatrick of goals and assists. He was a class above everyone else on that pitch IMO.
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06/04/2008 12:28:00

Just a thought, but when we do a MOTM vote, why don't we make it a bit more realistic by limiting some of the choices - i.e. clearly in yesterdays game it shouldn't be anyone other than a choice out of Barry, Petrov, Young, Bouma, and at a stretch possibly Laursen.
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06/04/2008 12:31:00

That second goal has to be one of the best scored at Villa park in years - reminiscent of Big Fat Ron's style of football when at its best
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06/04/2008 12:46:00

I'm curious, it doesn't bother me, but who is it that votes or Carson for MOTM after every game.
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06/04/2008 14:09:00

Carson? Well it could be :oP
Villain Of The North
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06/04/2008 17:03:00

Scored two, made two, only one player in the running surely? Mind you credit where credits due Petrov played very well, and as anyone who's read my threads will realise, thats not an easy thing for me to say!
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06/04/2008 21:06:00

Waldorf I love your salads, Petrov will I beleive top the MOTM award he was that good.
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06/04/2008 23:14:00

'Scintillating' is a little bit over the top Martin. Lets not get carried away here. Good performance/result, but still some areas to be concerned about.
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07/04/2008 00:18:00

carlosio, i think its benitez, trying to justify 10m for a ***** keeper!
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07/04/2008 08:30:00

LOL, col8. Thanks a lot! :-)
Fan of Blues
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08/04/2008 00:32:00

Agree Col8. For once, Stilyan really looked the real deal.
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09/04/2008 22:24:00

Megson looked glum today. Spent the entire game ranting and raving. They look doomed.
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15/04/2008 02:58:00


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