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Olof Mellberg - Villa Legend (Great Images!)

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Olof Mellberg - Villa Legend

Olof Mellberg thanked the fans for their support on his last home game and apologised about the result!



Many fans turned up in Viking hats and beards and plenty had Sweden tops on.



The Villa legend, off to Juventus in the summer, said:

'The fans were fantastic before, during and after the game. It was very special and not many players get to experience that. Everyone knows I'm not going to be playing here next season so we had the chance to thank each other.'



'I had the chance to look around and see all the yellow shirts, the flags and everything. It was fantastic. I'm disappointed about the result but in a few days time I will be able to look back at everything else. I've taken a few pictures and filmed everything that happened after the game. I'll look back at this with a lot of emotion. To hear all the fans was very special and it was important for me to be able to thank them as well. They have supported me through all my time at Aston Villa and I will miss them.'

Olof also paraded around after with his kids, which is a nice touch I think.



Thanks Mellberg, 'it's been emotional!' Good luck at Juventus and don't forget to visit!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday May 4 2008
Time: 10:35AM

Comments

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love his kids shirt with Daddy on the back. That is class!
The Fear
04/05/2008 10:40:00
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No,THANKYOU Olaf x you will be greatly missed but warmly remembered,good luck at Juve they have a fantastic player.
ASPINALL
04/05/2008 10:43:00
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Good luck Ollie, you have been great for us.
villapeach
04/05/2008 10:53:00
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Never before have I known a player leaving with such good will from everyone and I can honestly say that you deserve all of it Olof. Thank you and good luck. This is the stuff of legend, not just a great player but a Villa man through and through, always giving 100% and never complaining. Other players may be remembered for being more skillfull on the pitch but never has or will a player be remembered at Villa for being a batter man.
Villan Of The North
04/05/2008 11:08:00
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I don't think anyone can argue that Olly has remained 110% committed to the Aston Villa cause. His performance yesterday was one of the few rays of sunshine on an otherwise cloudy day. Good luck mate and as JF said in the main article - don't forget to visit, once a legend, always a legend and always welcome.
godzvilla
04/05/2008 11:18:00
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Good luck at Juve ollie. You deserve to win a few medals before you hang up your boots, I'll certainly be sticking a few quid on Juve to win Seria A next season!
DeanoVilla
04/05/2008 11:52:00
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Ollie I will always love you. Rock Juve.
Cubos
04/05/2008 12:04:00
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Good Luck IceMan. You never let us down. Incidentally, do Villa have an option on your youngest? There were a few classy touches with the left peg at the end yesterday!
VillaYamYam
04/05/2008 13:28:00
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good luck and best wishes olly to you and your familly true gentleman of football and will be regarded by me anyway as a villa legend
super lionel martin
04/05/2008 21:13:00
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End of an era for Olof and a new beginning in Italy. Now the problem is replacing him... over to you Martin.
col8
05/05/2008 00:02:00
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